New 2.59 lakh Covid-19 cases, 4.2 k fatalities in India in single day

New Delhi: In the past 24 hours, India has reported 2,59,591 Covid-19 cases compared to 2,76,110 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the total infection tally to 2,60,31,991, the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Friday reveals.
The death toll was 4,209 in the last one day compared to 3,874 fatalities reported on the previous day and has raised the total number of deaths to 2,91,331.
On the recovery front, 3,57,295 patients recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,27,12,735.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 32,44,17,870 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus, of which record 20,61,683 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
Currently, the country has 30,27,925 active cases.