Coronavirus: India sees 2.57 lakh Covid cases, 4,194 deaths; active cases below 30 lakh

India recorded less than 3 lakh new cases for five consecutive days on Friday, with the positivity rate in the country declining to 12.59 per cent. According to the ICMR, more than 20.61 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 on Thursday, a record high in daily-tests conducted.