With 11,499 people testing positive for coronavirus infection within a day, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 4,29,05,844, while the number of active cases fell further to 1,21,881, according to health ministry data released on Monday. were updated on Saturday.
The death toll rose to 5,13,481 with 255 daily fatalities, data updated at 8 a.m. shows.
With this, the country recorded its daily COVID-19 cases below one lakh for the 20th consecutive day.
Active cases comprise 0.28 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.52 percent, the health ministry said.
A reduction of 12,354 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a 24-hour timeframe.
According to the Ministry of Health, the daily positivity rate was 1.01 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.36 percent.
Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
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Assam registered a decline in new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with 11 more people testing positive for the infection, seven fewer than the previous day, the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
During the day, the state tested 2,358 samples for COVID-19, the NHM bulletin said.
Assam had registered 18 cases on Friday against the testing of 3,763 samples.
One person had succumbed to the infection on Friday, while there had been no new fatalities during the day.
Delhi reported 440 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the city to 2,063.
The city had reported 460 cases on Friday.
The positivity rate is 0.83 percent. Two people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the Delhi government said in its health bulletin.
With 460 more recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the national capital has risen to 18,30,872. According to the bulletin, 131 patients have been hospitalized.