India recorded 34,403 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 12.5 per cent higher than yesterday. The active cases account for 1.02 per cent of the overall cases in the country (3,33,47,325) recorded since the start of the pandemic.
The death toll due to coronavirus has climbed to 4,44,248 while the total number of recoveries have surged to 3,25,98,424. A reduction of 3,867 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
According to the Health Ministry, India accounts for more than 25 per cent of average daily doses given worldwide. While India's average daily dose count stands at 8.83 million, it is 25.5 million for the rest of the world, as per the data shared by the government.
Of the total 34,403 cases reported in 24 hours, Kerala accounts for 22,182 cases. After logging 17,681 on Wednesday, the state has again seen a spike in daily infection count. Almost 68% of the total COVID-19 cases reported in India are from Kerala. Kerala has also reported the highest Covid-related deaths in the country in a day at 178.
The state has inoculated more than five lakh people with Covid-19 vaccine doses in the past 24 hours.
Apart from Kerala, five other states -- Mizoram, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are also witnessing a surge in daily new Covid-19 cases, as per the union health ministry. At the moment, the six states have more than 10,000 active cases.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday, the BJP is preparing to set a new vaccination record by administrating the highest number of inoculations in a single day.
So far, India has administered a total of 76,57,17,137 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the World Health Organisation said in a statement. Over a billion doses have been administered in total in all South-East Asian countries affiliated with the WHO.