India has recorded a total of 19,406 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s overall Covid tally to 4,41,26,994.
According to Union Health Ministry data, the number of active Covid cases in India declined to 1,34,793 today.
The COVID-19 death count climbed to 5,26,649 with 49 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to government data.
The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.50 per cent, the ministry said.
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Sikkim’s COVID-19 tally rose to 42,674 on Saturday as 80 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
The state had reported 100 cases and one death on the previous day.
The toll remained unchanged at 474 as no fresh fatality was recorded.
Sikkim now has 559 active cases, while 40,863 people have recovered from the disease and 778 patients have migrated to other states so far.
Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 infections in Arunachal Pradesh today as 80 more people recuperated from the disease while 58 new cases were reported, a senior health official said.
The caseload in the northeastern state stood at 66,164, and 65,501 people have been cured of the disease so far, he said.
The state on Friday reported 60 new coronavirus cases and 71 recoveries, the official said.
The death count remained unchanged at 296 with no fresh fatality recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Among the new cases, 16 were reported from Namsai, six each from Lower Subansiri and the Capital Complex Region, five from Anjaw and four from West Kameng, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 367 active cases, the SSO said.
Namsai district has the highest number of active cases at 71, followed by Dibang Valley at 51, West Kameng and Upper Siang at 24 each, Lower Subansiri at 23 and East Siang at 22.
Altogether 12,84,990 samples have been tested for the infection in the state thus far, including 332 on Friday, Jampa said.
Over 18.09 lakh people have been inoculated with COVID vaccines so far, State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung added.
Thane district in Maharashtra has reported 167 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its overall infection tally to 7,34,944, a health official said today.
With the addition of these cases on Friday, there are now 865 active cases in the district, he said.
As one patient succumbed to the infection during the day, the death count rose to 11,931, the official said, adding that the count of recoveries reached, 7,22,912.
India recorded 19,406 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 49
India’s active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,34,793
32,73,551 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in last 24 hours
205.92 crore total vaccine doses (93.51 crore second dose and 10.35 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.31%
Recovery rate currently at 98.50%
19,928 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,34,65,552
Daily positivity rate (4.96%)
Weekly positivity rate (4.63%)
87.75 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,91,187 tests conducted in the last 24 hours