India today reported 15,940 new COVID-19 cases, taking coronavirus infections to 4,33,78,234. According to Union Health Ministry data, the number of active cases increased to 91,779 in the country.
India also reported 20 new Covid related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,24,974.
The active cases comprise 0.19 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.60 per cent, the Health Ministry said.
Active cases have increased by 3,495 in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.94 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.90 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Assam registered 43 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 7,24,508, a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
After a lull of more than three months, there has been a surge in the number of Covid cases in the last few days, officials said.
The northeastern state now has 217 active cases, while 7,16,303 patients have recovered from the disease thus far, the bulletin said.
Kamrup (Metro) reported the highest of 32 Covid cases followed by eight in Kamrup (Rural), two in Kokrajhar and one in Hojai.
Altogether, 4,64,75,609 doses of vaccines have been administered in the state so far, the NHM added.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported five fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the Union territory to 10,119, a health department official said today.
The archipelago now has 33 active cases, he said.
Seven more persons recovered from the disease since Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,957.
The coronavirus death count remained at 129.
The Union Territory had reported six COVID-19 cases on Friday.
India recorded 15,940 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid related deaths reported in last 24 hours: 20 (Kerala added 11 backlog deaths)
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 91,779
196.94 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination Drive
Active Covid cases stand at 0.21%
Recovery rate currently at 98.58%
12,425 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,27,61,481
Daily positivity rate (4.39%)
Weekly positivity rate (3.30%)
86.02 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,63,103 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday discussed the COVID-19 situation with senior government officials and explored the possibility of making face masks mandatory again in Mumbai suburban trains in view of the rising cases.