India registered 2,685 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the number of infections to 4,31,50,215, while the number of active cases rose to 16,308, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health.
The death toll rose to 5,24,572 with 33 fatalities.
The active cases comprise 0.04 percent of the total number of infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 percent, the ministry said.
An increase of 494 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload over a 24-hour timeframe.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.54 percent, the ministry said.
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For the first time in Maharashtra, four patients of the BA 4 variant and three cases of BA 5 variants of the Omicron subline of coronavirus have been found in Maharashtra, an official from the state health department said on Saturday.
They all had only mild symptoms and were treated at home, he added.
These Omicron sublines were found in April in some parts of the world, including South Africa, but no cases had been discovered in the state so far.
The number of Covid-19 in West Bengal rose to 20,19,291 with 38 new cases, a health department bulletin said on Saturday.
The death toll remained at 21,203 as no new fatalities from the infection have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Forty-one people recovered from the disease during the period, bringing the total number of people recovered to 19,97,747.