India on Saturday reported a net reduction of 14,104 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 495,533. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 4.27 per cent (one in 23). The country is third among the most affected countries by active cases. On Thursday, it added 44,111 cases to take its total caseload to 30,502,362 from 30,458,251 — an increase of 0.1%. And, with 738 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 401,050, or 1.31 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 4,399,298 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 344,611,291.
The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 29,605,779 – or 97.06 per cent of total caseload – with 57,477 new cured cases being reported on Saturday.