India on Saturday reported a net reduction of 114,428 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 2,228,724. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 15.40 per cent (one in 6). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Saturday, it added 173,790 cases to take its total caseload to 27,729,247. And, with 3,617 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 322,512, or 1.16 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 3,062,747 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 208,902,445. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 25,178,011 – or 90.80 per cent of total caseload – with 284,601 new cured cases being reported on Saturday.