India records over 2.64 lakh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, 6.7% higher than yesterday

India recorded 2,64,202 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 315 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday (January 14), the country saw a total of 1,09,345 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 95.20 per cent and total recoveries data reached 3,48,24,706.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 12,72,073 the ministry data showed today.
As compared to yesterday (January 13), the total number of fresh COVID cases is up by 6.7 per cent today. India had reported 2,47,417 cases on Thursday.
The total death toll in the country is now at 4,85,350. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate is at 14.78 per cent today.