India reported 3,805 new coronavirus infections in a day, pushing the number of active cases of the disease in the country to 20,303 and the overall tally to 4,30,98,743, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The data also showed that 22 fatalities – 20 of them from Kerala alone – were reported in a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative death count to 5,24,024.
The active cases now constitute 0.05 per cent of total infections, the health ministry said, adding that the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is at 98.74 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.78 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.79 per cent, the ministry said.
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Telangana on Saturday recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 7,92,295. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 29.
A health department bulletin said 49 people recuperated from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries till date was 7,87,795.
The recovery rate stood at 99.43 per cent. No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the death toll continued to be 4,111.
Delhi recorded 1,407 new Covid cases and two more fatalities, while the positivity rate dropped to 4.72 percent, according to data shared by the health department here on Saturday. A total of 29,821 tests to detect coronavirus were conducted in Delhi a day before, it stated.
Delhi recorded 1,656 COVID-19 cases and zero fatality due to the infection on Friday, highest since February 4, while the positivity rate stood at 5.39 percent.
With the new cases, Delhi’s overall COVID-19 infection tally rose to 18,92,832, while the death toll stands at 26,179, the data showed.