New Delhi: India, in the last 24 hours, reported 39,097 COVID cases taking the cumulative caseload to 3,13,32,159, said the health ministry of India on Saturday.
The daily positivity rate has reached 2.40%, staying below 3% for 33 consecutive days. On the other hand, the weekly positivity rate is at 2.22%.
Further, 546 more people succumbed to the disease. The death toll due to coronavirus in India now stands at 4,20,016.
The count of fresh recoveries has remained below new cases with 35,087 people getting discharged in the country. The total number of recoveries has reached 3,05,03,166 while the recovery rate is at 97.35%.
As a result, the active tally has gone up by 3,464 between Friday and Saturday, to rest at 4,08,977. It constitutes 1.31% of the total cases.
India has tested 45,45,70,811 samples for COVID until now, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Of the total, 16,31,266 tests were conducted on Friday.
The country has so far administered 42,78,82, vaccinations. Out of these, 42,67,799 doses were given in the last 24 hours.
Three states — Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh — have administered more than 1 crore cumulative doses of the vaccine in the age group 18-44 years.
Also, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated over 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years with the first dose, the health ministry said.
The health minister of India Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that the pace of Covid vaccination had declined after the GoI allowed the states to procure and administer doses.