India reported 34,973 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, according to the Union health ministry data. The cumulative tally of cases has increased to 3,31,74,954, while active cases have declined to 3,90,646. With 260 new fatalities, the number of deaths climbed to 4,42,009 yesterday.
The active cases comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.49 per cent, the ministry said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on the coronavirus situation and vaccination as the Centre noted high caseloads in states like Kerala and Maharashtra to say that there can be no room for complacency.
PM Modi stressed on the need for constant genome sequencing to monitor emergence of mutants and also to ensure increased oxygen availability, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement.
Here are the live updates on India coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Friday to review the COVID-19 related situation in the country and the vaccination drive to battle the pandemic. The topics covered in yesterday’s meeting included a review of the prevailing Covid scenario, preparedness of the health systems to respond, availability of medical oxygen, and matters relating to production, supply, and distribution of vaccines, according to a Press Information Bureau release. Read here.