As many as 23,285 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths were reported from India in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday. With this, the total number of positive coronavirus cases reported in the country now stands at 1,13,08,846, including 1,97,237 active cases and 1,58,306 deaths.
A total of 1,09,53,303 patients have recovered so far, including 15,157 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
With the second phase of the nation-wide vaccination drive underway, as many as 2,61,64,920 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far.
Of these, Maharashtra alone accounted for 14,317, the highest single-day tally in the state since October 7. While Maharashtra posted the highest rise in cases from Wednesday's count of 13,659, several other states witnessed a surge in infections. Karnataka reported 783 new cases, Gujarat 710, Tamil Nadu 685, Madhya Pradesh 530, Delhi 409 and Andhra Pradesh 174 — all registering highest tallies in their respective states since different days in January.
India currently has 1,89,226 active Covid-19 cases, which account for 1.68 per cent of its total caseload.
Showing the change in the number of active cases for the states in the 24-hour period, the health ministry said Kerala reported the maximum decline in the figure while Maharashtra has shown the maximum increase.
A cumulative total of 22,49,98,638 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, including 7,40,345 on Thursday. Six States – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, cumulatively account for 85.91 per cent of the new coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours.