Covid recovery rate recorded at 97.78 per cent
New Delhi: India logged 29,616 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,36,24,419, while the active cases rose by 1,280 to reach 3,01,442, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 4,46,658 with 290 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases now constitute 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the nationwide Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
An increase of 1,280 cases had been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.86 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.99 per cent. The latter had been below 3 per cent for the last 92 days, it said.
The 290 new fatalities include 127 from Kerala, 51 from Maharashtra and 27 from Tamil Nadu.
A total of 4,46,658 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,776 from Maharashtra, 37,706 From Karnataka, 35,454 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 24,318 from Kerala, 22,890 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,716 from West Bengal. —PTI