India sees 38,628 new Covid cases, 617 more deaths

India sees 38,628 new Covid cases, 617 more deaths

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 38,628 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3, 18,95,385, while the death toll climbed to 4,27,371 with 617 fresh fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.
The active cases have declined to 4,12,153 and comprise 1.29 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.37 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A decrease of 2,006 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 17,50,081 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 47,83,16,964, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.21 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 12 days.
Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.39 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10, 55,861, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 50.1 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.
According to the ministry data, the 617 new fatalities include 187 each from Maharashtra and Kerala.
A total of 4,27,371 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,33,717 from Maharashtra, 36,741 from Karnataka, 34,260 from Tamil Nadu, 25,065 from Delhi, 22,771 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,202 from West Bengal and 17,515 from Kerala.
—PTI

 

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