New Delhi: The active caseload in India stands at 1,37,416, the lowest in the last 267 days, shows the data published by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday. According to the new figures, active cases presently constitute 0.40 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.
In the last 24 hours, India reported 12,516 fresh Covid-19 cases and 501 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday. With the addition of 501 new deaths, the total death toll in the country has reached 4,62,690.
The recovery of 13,155 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,14,080. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
Also in the last 267 days a total of 11,65,286 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 62.10 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.10 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 49 days now.
The daily positivity rate stands at 1.07 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 39 days and less than 3 per cent for 74 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 53,81,889 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 110.79 crores as of Friday morning.
This has been achieved through 1,13,18,816 sessions.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 251.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.07 million and vaccinations soared to over 7.37 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Friday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 251,885,689, 5,079,013 and 7,373,293,231, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 46,847,655 and 759,636, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 34,401,670 cases and Brazil third with 21,924,598 infections.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are the UK (9,495,395), Russia (8,804,297), Turkey (8,342,292), France (7,358,920), Iran (6,019,947), Argentina (5,302,445), Spain (5,042,803), Colombia (5,024,263), Italy (4,835,435), Germany (4,925,940), Indonesia (4,249,758), Mexico (3,834,815), Ukraine (3,277,772) and Poland (3,162,804), the CSSE figures showed.
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (610,224), India (462,189), Mexico (290,374), Russia (247,000), Peru (200,532), Indonesia (143,608), the UK (142,971), Italy (132,618), Colombia (127,680), Iran (127,809), France (119,021) and Argentina (116,209).