India reported a rise of more than 17,000 fresh COVID 19 cases on Friday after a gap of over four months 124 days. It recorded a 30 percent jump in daily cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.
A total of 17,336 coronaviruses were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the total infection to 4,33, 62,294, while the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,24, 954 with 13 new deaths reported at 8 am, according to data released by the ministry at 8 am.
The ministry said the daily positivity rate was 4.32 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 3.07 percent.
The number of active cases has increased to 88,284, comprising 0.20 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.59 percent, it said.
In a span of 24 hours, an increase of 4,294 cases has been recorded in the active COVID 19 caseload.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 4,27, 49,056, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 percent.
The ministry said that 196.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive.
India's COVID 19 infection tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 20, 90 lakh on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.
The country crossed the milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore on June 23, 2021 and four crore on January 25 this year.
Thirteen new deaths due to the disease have been reported in the country, seven from Kerala, two from Punjab and one from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.