New Delhi, March 5 -- India on Friday saw a slight decline in new positive cases with 16,838 more people testing positive for Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours. The country had seen over 17,000 fresh infections on Thursday.

However, the daily death count has increased as 113 more people succumbed to the disease. The fatalities stood at 89 on Thursday. The total death toll has now reached 1,57,548.

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In addition to this, 13,819 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,08,39,894.

The active caseload in the country has increased once again to reach 1,76,319. The number was 1,73,413 on Thursday and 1,70,126 on We...