India records 48,698 COVID-19 cases, 1,183 deaths in a day


New Delhi: A single-day rise of 48,698 COVID-19 infections took India’s case tally to 3,01,83,143 while the weekly positivity rate decreased to 2.97 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry information on Saturday.

The death toll climbed to 3,94,493 with 1,183 more people catching the viral illness in a day.

The number of active cases has further declined to 5,95,565 and now accounts for 1.97 percent of the total infections, the information upgraded at 8 am showed.

Healings outnumbered daily new cases of COVID-19 for the 44th successive day with the variety of people who have actually recuperated from the illness rising to 2,91,93,085. The case casualty rate stood at 1.31 percent.

While the national COVID-19 recovery rate has actually enhanced to 96.72 percent, the weekly case positivity rate has boiled down to 2.97 percent.

According to the Health Ministry data, the day-to-day positivity rate was recorded at 2.79 per cent. It has actually been less than 5 percent for 19 consecutive days.

India administered 61.19 lakh vaccine dosages in a day taking the cumulative variety of jabs offered so far under the nationwide inoculation drive to 31.50 crore, according to immunisation information published at 7 am.

Likewise, 17,35,781 tests were performed on Friday for the detection of COVID-19, taking the total number of tests performed up until now in the nation to 39,95,68,448.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went previous 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

The country crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore total COVID-19 cases on May 4 this year and 3 crore on June 23.

Published at Sat, 26 Jun 2021 05:01:00 +0000