Covid highlights: The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.5% (Representational)
India has recorded a total of 19,406 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's overall Covid tally to 4,41,26,994.
According to Union Health Ministry data, the number of active Covid cases in India declined to 1,34,793 today.
The COVID-19 death count climbed to 5,26,649 with 49 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to government data.
The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.50 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
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COVID-19 India News: Chhattisgarh Reports 493 New Cases, 4 Deaths
Chhattisgarh on Saturday reported 493 new coronavirus infections and four deaths, the state health department said. The positivity rate in the state stood at 5.30 per cent. The death count increased to 14,079. The state now has 3,371 active cases.
Telangana Reports 652 New Covid Cases
Telangana on Saturday recorded 652 new Covid cases, taking the tally to 8,25,360 so far.
The highest number of cases was reported in Hyderabad district with 220.
A Health Department bulletin said 851 people recovered from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries was 8,15,030 till date. The recovery rate stood at 98.74 per cent.
No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the death count continued to be 4,111.
West Bengal Reports 728 New Covid Cases, 4 Deaths
West Bengal's Covid death count rose to 21,393 on Saturday as four more persons died due to the disease while 728 new infections pushed the tally to 20,98,417, a health department bulletin said.
The daily positivity rate is now 5.90 per cent as the 728 new cases were detected out of 12,510 samples tested, it said.
The state currently has 8,331 active Covid cases while 20,68,693 people have recovered from the disease, including 1,409 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.
Delhi Reports 2,311 Fresh Covid Cases; Positivity Rate 13.84%
Delhi on Saturday recorded 2,311 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 13.84 per cent while one more person died due to the disease, according to data shared by the city health department.
It was the fourth consecutive day that the daily count of Covid cases crossed the 2,000 mark. Also, this was the sixth day in a row that the positivity rate breached the 10-per cent mark.
With the fresh infections on Saturday, the COVID-19 case tally in the national capital rose to 19,67,104 while the death count reached 26,328.
Gujarat Sees 965 COVID-19 Cases, 928 Recoveries
Gujarat reported 965 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which took the state's tally to 12,60,493, a health official said.
The death toll stood unchanged at 10,975, while the recovery count increased by 928 and reached 12,43,489, he added.
The active caseload in the western state is now 6,029, the official said.
Maharashtra Logs 1,931 COVID-19 Cases, 9 Fatalities
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 1,931 fresh COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities, taking the tally to 80,57,920 and the toll to 1,48,138, the state health department said.
A day before, the state had reported 2,024 infections and five fatalities due to COVID-19.
It also said 14 patients of BA.5 and 35 patients of BA.2.75 sub-variants have been found in the state from July 20 to 28.
Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Crosses 206 Crore
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 206 crore with over 24 lakh jabs administered on Saturday till 7 pm, the Union Health Ministry said.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late at night.
With 17,51,960 precaution doses being administered to those aged 18-59 years on Saturday till 7 pm, the tally of such jabs given in this age group so far has crossed 5,22,88,707, according to Health Ministry data.
Those aged 60 years and above have so far been administered 3.44 crore precaution doses.
So far, over 3.94 crore children aged 12 to 14 years have been administered the first dose while more than 6.13 crore adolescents between 15 and 18 years have been given the first dose.
Mumbai Reports 486 COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths
Mumbai on Saturday logged 486 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, which took the tally in the metropolis to 11,27,082 and the toll to 19,658, a civic official said.
It is the fourth day in a row when the addition to the tally was more than 400, while the figure for Saturday was slightly higher than the 446 reported on Friday, he pointed out.
Of the 486 cases, only 37 are symptomatic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official added.
The recovery count increased by 284 during the day to touch 11,04,833, leaving the city with an active caseload of 2,591, he said.
Nagaland Reports 8 New COVID-19 Cases
Nagaland on Saturday reported eight fresh COVID-19 cases, two more than the previous day, pushing the tally to 35,835, a health department official said.
Dimapur district reported three infections while Kohima and Longleng districts had two cases each and Phek reported one infection, out of the 98 samples tested, he said.
Eleven more patients recovered from the infections during the day taking the total number of recoveries to 33,492, he said.
With no fresh fatality during the day, the COVID-19 toll in the state remained at 772.
16 New Cases Take COVID-19 Tally Of Andamans To 10,480
Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 16 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the tally to 10,480, a health department official said on Saturday.
One fresh patient has travel history, while fifteen infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
The Union Territory now has 41 active patients, and all of them are undergoing home quarantine.
Ten people recuperated from the disease on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 10,310.
Recoveries Outnumber Fresh Cases In Puducherry
The Union Territory of Puducherry recorded 84 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday taking the overall tally of infections to 1,71,569.
Director of Health G Sriramulu said the 84 cases surfaced during examination of 1,427 samples in the last 24 hours.
Puducherry region alone accounted for 68 new cases out of the 84 fresh cases followed by Karaikal (9), and Yanam (7) while Mahe, an enclave of the UT in Kerala, did not report any new case.
80 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Sikkim
Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 42,674 on Saturday as 80 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
The state had reported 100 cases and one death on the previous day.
The toll remained unchanged at 474 as no fresh fatality was recorded.
Sikkim now has 559 active cases, while 40,863 people have recovered from the disease and 778 patients have migrated to other states so far.
One-Day Recoveries Surpass Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Arunachal Pradesh
Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 infections in Arunachal Pradesh today as 80 more people recuperated from the disease while 58 new cases were reported, a senior health official said.
The caseload in the northeastern state stood at 66,164, and 65,501 people have been cured of the disease so far, he said.
The state on Friday reported 60 new coronavirus cases and 71 recoveries, the official said.
The death count remained unchanged at 296 with no fresh fatality recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Among the new cases, 16 were reported from Namsai, six each from Lower Subansiri and the Capital Complex Region, five from Anjaw and four from West Kameng, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 367 active cases, the SSO said.
Namsai district has the highest number of active cases at 71, followed by Dibang Valley at 51, West Kameng and Upper Siang at 24 each, Lower Subansiri at 23 and East Siang at 22.
Altogether 12,84,990 samples have been tested for the infection in the state thus far, including 332 on Friday, Jampa said.
Over 18.09 lakh people have been inoculated with COVID vaccines so far, State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung added.
Maharashtra's Thane Records 167 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours
Thane district in Maharashtra has reported 167 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its overall infection tally to 7,34,944, a health official said today.
With the addition of these cases on Friday, there are now 865 active cases in the district, he said.
As one patient succumbed to the infection during the day, the death count rose to 11,931, the official said, adding that the count of recoveries reached, 7,22,912.
COVID-19 UPDATE - AUGUST 6
India recorded 19,406 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 49
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,34,793
32,73,551 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in last 24 hours
205.92 crore total vaccine doses (93.51 crore second dose and 10.35 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.31%
Recovery rate currently at 98.50%
19,928 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,34,65,552
Daily positivity rate (4.96%)
Weekly positivity rate (4.63%)
87.75 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,91,187 tests conducted in the last 24 hours