Coronavirus India Highlights: 50,407 New Covid Cases In India, Mumbai's Positivity Rate Under 1%

The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 3.48 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 5.07 per cent.

Coronavirus India Highlights: 50,407 New Covid Cases In India, Mumbai's Positivity Rate Under 1%

India Covid-19 Cases: India's COVID-19 active cases declined to 6,10,443.

New Delhi:

As many as 50,407 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the country, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

With this, the country's active caseload currently stands at 6,10,443 which accounts for 1.43 per cent of total cases.

The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 3.48 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 5.07 per cent.

A total of 1,36,962 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 4,14,68,120. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.37 per cent while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

In a first during the third wave, Mumbai reported a positivity rate of under 1 per cent today, a markedly significant drop given the consistently high daily cases reported in the city through December and January.

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