Meanwhile, India’s vaccination drive has crossed the 22 crore dose mark as on Friday morning

Continuing on a declining trend, India has recorded 1,32,364 fresh active cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide infection tally to 28,574,350.

The active cases in the country have fallen to 1,635,993, a decline of 77,420 infections from the previous 24-hour bulletin and constitute 5.72% of the national caseload.

The Weekly Positivity Rate currently stands at 7.27% while the Daily positivity rate stands at 6.38%, less than 10% for 11 consecutive days.

According to the data from the Ministry of health and family welfare, in the same period, 2713 people succumbed to Covid-19, taking the related death toll to 340,702.

After two months of exponential rise in Covid cases, the current curve is finally falling into a zone where the virus, according to experts, could be handled by the existing health infrastructure.

Case count has been declining in most states, but more importantly the deaths have also started coming down. Less than 3,000 deaths are being recorded every day, compared to the high of over 4,400 barely 10 days ago.

The number of tests in the country has been substantially increased to 35.7crore tests total conducted.

According to the Health Ministry, the national recovery rate has further improved to 93.80% after 207,071 people were discharged in the preceding 24 hours, taking total recovered cases to 26,597,655.

India’s vaccination drive is in its third phase and has crossed the 22 crore mark as on Friday.

According to the data, 22.41 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.