India records 38,079 new COVID cases, recovery rate rises to 97.31%
- India recorded 38,079 new cases of COVID-19 and 560 deaths on Friday
- India currently has 4,24,025 active cases
- 43,916 patients were discharged on Friday
India recorded 38,079 new cases of COVID-19 and 560 deaths in the last 24 hours, statistics released by the health ministry on Saturday stated.
India's infection tally now stands at 3,10,26,829 and the death toll has risen to 4,13,091. As of Friday, there were 4,24,025 active cases in the country.
The five states that have registered maximum cases are Kerala, followed by Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
43,916 patients were discharged in the previous 24 hours. With this, a total of 30,22,77,92 people have recovered in India since the virus was first detected. The recovery rate has risen to 97.31%, Health Ministry said.
A total of 44,20,21,954 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 16, according to data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), out of which 19,98,715 samples were tested on Friday.
India started administering COVID vaccines on January 16, 2021. As of Friday, at least 39,96,95,879 individuals have been administered with at least one dose of COVID vaccine.
Meanwhile, after reporting an unprecedented rise in COVID cases in the summer, the country is witnessing a gradual drop in cases. During the second wave, India had recorded over 400,000 daily infections.
India's COVID tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7; 50 lakh on September 16 and surpassed one crore on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.
In total, 4,13,091 deaths have been reported in the country, including 1,26,727 from Maharashtra, 36,079 from Karnataka, 33,652 from Tamil Nadu, 25,023 from Delhi, 22,711 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,980 from West Bengal and 16,215 from Punjab.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website.