With 44,658 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,26,03,188, while the active cases rose to 3,44,899, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 4,36,861 with 496 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The active cases comprise 1.03 percent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.63 percent, the ministry said. An increase of 11,174 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,18,21,428 and the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.
First Published: IST