India on Saturday reported a net reduction of 40,981) in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 1,080,690. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 8.8 per cent (one in 11). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Friday, it added 84,332 cases to take its total caseload to 29,359,155. And, with 4,002 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 367,081, or 1.25 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 3,433,763 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 249,600,304. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 27,911,384 – or 95.07 per cent of total caseload – with 121,311 new cured cases being reported on Saturday.
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