India logs 656 new Covid infections, active cases decline to 7,034

India logged 656 new coronavirus infections taking the tally of Covid-19 cases to 4,46,67,967, while the active cases declined to 7,034, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,30,553 with seven fatalities which includes two deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The five deaths reported in the last 24 hours include one each from Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

The active cases comprise 0.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate increased to 98.79 per cent, according to the ministry website.

A decrease of 141 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease

surged to 4,41,30,380, while the case fatality rate was

recorded at 1.19 per cent.