India recorded a total of 21,411 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's overall Covid tally to 4,38,68,476. The active cases increased to 1,50,100, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The country also reported 67 new Covid related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number fatalities to 5,25,997.
The active cases comprise 0.33 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.47 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
Delhi on Saturday reported 738 new COVID-19 cases and one death due to the disease.
According to Delhi Health Department, the positivity rate stood at 5.04 per cent on Saturday. A total of 575 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 14,629 Covid tests were conducted in the national capital in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative total to 3,93,98,896. The city had reported 712 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and the positivity rate was 4.47 per cent.
The total Covid casualties in the city has gone up to 2,26,299.
Arunachal Pradesh today reported 80 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike this month, pushing the total caseload to 65,231, a senior health official said.
The death count remained at 296 with no new fatality recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Arunachal Pradesh, which remained virus-free for the last couple of months, has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases since July 1, much like the other parts of the country, the SSO said.
Among the new cases, 29 were reported from the Capital Complex Region, followed by eight each detected in Lower Subansiri and Namsai.
There are 318 active cases in the state at present, while 64,617 people have recovered so far, including 48 on Friday.
The new cases were detected after testing 437 samples.
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 10,363 on Saturday as seven more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
Four new patients have travel history, while three fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, it said.
The Union territory now has 48 active cases, while 10,186 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 10 in the last 24 hours.
A total of 129 patients have succumbed to the infection to date.
The administration has thus far tested over 7.62 lakh samples for COVID-19, and fully vaccinated 3.4 lakh people.
Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 7,34,012 today as 800 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
Two more people succumbed to the infection, taking the death count to 6,665. Besides, 1,347 patients have died due to comorbidities thus far.
Baksa district recorded the highest number of new cases at 60, followed by Goalpara (50) and Darrang (47).
The fresh fatalities were reported in Nagaon and Kamrup Metropolitan districts.
The state now has 5,508 active cases, while 7,20,492 people have recovered from the disease, including 615 in the last 24 hours, it said, adding that the recovery rate stood at 98.16 per cent.
The positivity rate marginally dipped to 10.10 per cent from 10.83 per cent on the previous day as 7,922 samples were tested for the infection.
The administration has thus far tested over 2.8 crore samples for COVID-19, and fully vaccinated 2.16 crore people.
With the addition of 124 coronavirus positive cases, the infection tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 7,33,236, a health official said today.
With these cases reported on Friday, the active tally in the district currently stands at 950. The count of active cases has dropped below 1,000 for the first time in the past several months.
The death count remained unchanged at 11,924 as nobody succumbed to the infection during the day, while the recovery count has reached 7,22,651, the official added.
India recorded 21,411 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 67
Active cases stand at 0.34%
Recovery rate currently at 98.46%
20,726 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,31,92,379
Daily positivity rate (4.46%)
Weekly positivity rate (4.46%)
87.21 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,80,202 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
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