India recorded 44,658 Fresh Covid-19 cases with 496 deaths in 24 hours.
DELHI, August 27: On Thursday completed administering at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to half its eligible adult population, as it crossed 61.10 crore cumulative vaccinations across the country. A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre
India recorded 44,658 new cases of the novel corona-virus, along with 496 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.
According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, the country saw a total of 32,988 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.63 per cent and total recoveries to 3,18,21,428.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 3,44,899, the ministry data showed.
The total death toll in the country is now at 4,36,861. In India, the first death due to COVID-19 pandemic was reported in March 2020.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 51,49,54,309 samples have been tested up to August 26 for COVID-19. Of these 18,24,931 samples were tested on Wednesday.