New Delhi: India reported a total of 58,077 new covid cases and 657 more coronavirus deaths on Friday. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases declined to 6,97,802.
While the daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.89 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 5.76 per cent, according to the ministry.
As per data:
Active cases: 6,97,802 (1.64%)
Death toll: 5,07,177
Daily positivity rate: 3.89%
Total vaccination: 1,71,79,51,432
Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Balram Bhargava on Thursday hailed the 96 per cent nationwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage of the first dose and said that India is heading towards becoming a vaccine super-power.