India on Saturday reported a net increase of 615 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 20,303. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 0.02 per cent (one in 5,000). The country is seventy-fifth among the most affected countries by active cases. On Friday, it added 3,805 cases to take its total caseload to 43,098,743 from 43,094,938 — an increase of 0.01%. And, with 22 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,024, or 1.22 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 1,749,063 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 1,900,094,982.
The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 42,554,416 — or 98.74 per cent of total caseload — with 3,168 new cured cases being reported on Friday.
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