Over 3.43 lakh fresh cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, ending Friday morning, have taken the overall tally to 2,40,46,809 with active cases now at 37 lakh.
At least 4,000 people have died of Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours, taking India’s cumulative toll to 2,62,317, the Union health ministry data updated at 8 am shows. Maximum casualties have been reported in Maharashtra (850), followed by Karnataka (344).
India’s cumulative recoveries on Friday climbed to 2,00,79,599 with the country recording 3,44,776 recoveries in a day. At 3.44 lakh, recoveries marginally exceed the daily tally of Covid-19 cases on Friday, as per the latest Union health ministry data.