India reports 20,409 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported a total of 20,409 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of Covid-related infections in the country to 4,39,79,730.

The active COVID-19 cases decreased to 1,43,988, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

According to government data, India also reported 47 Covid-related fatalities on Friday, taking the total number of deaths to 5,26,258.

The active cases comprise 0.9 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.5 per cent, the ministry said.