India on Friday reported a net reduction of 28,084 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 798,656. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 6.86 per cent (one in 14). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Thursday, it added 62,480 cases to take its total caseload to 29,762,793. And, with 1,587 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 383,490, or 1.29 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 3,259,003 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Thursday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 268,960,399. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 28,580,647 – or 96.03 per cent of total caseload – with 88,977 new cured cases being reported on Friday.
Now the second-most-affected country by active cases, total cases and recovery, and third by death, India has added 487,970 cases in the past 7 days.