India on Friday saw a single-day rise of 3,095 fresh coronavirus cases, with active caseload crossing the 15,000 mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 44169711, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
The toll has risen to 5,30,867 with five deaths — one each reported by Goa and Gujarat and three reconciled by Kerala — in a span of 24 hours.
The active cases now comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.78 per cent, according to the ministry data updated at 8am.
This comes after the nation recorded a single-day rise of 3,016 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly six months. A total of 3,375 cases were recorded on October 2 last year.
According to the ministry website, 220.65 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide drive so far.