The second wave of coronavirus has infected a lot of people and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. India on Friday recorded as many as 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases along with 1,185 more virus-related deaths, in a span of 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry. With this, the confirmed Covid cases tally stands at 1,42,91,917. This is the second straight day that the country recorded over 2 lakh new cases and the sixth straight day of over 1.5 lakh daily cases. The death toll stands at 1,74,308. A total of 11,72,23,509 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered across the country. Meanwhile, more than 26.02 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses given till 8 pm on Thursday.