At 15,940, India sees dip in fresh Covid cases, 20 deaths


India on Saturday witnessed a decline in Covid cases with 15,940 infections reported in the past 24 hours, against the previous day’s 17,336, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

In the same period, 20 fatalities took the nationwide death toll to 5,24,974.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has also jumped to 91,779 cases accounting for 0.21 percent of the total positive cases.

The recovery of 12,425 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,27,61,481. Consequently, the recovery rate of the country now stands at 98.58 percent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has reported a marginal rise to 4.39 percent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate stands at 3.30 percent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,63,103 tests were conducted increasing the overall tally to over 86.02 crores.

As of Saturday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 196.94 crores, achieved via 2,55,36,802 sessions.

Over 3.62 crore adolescents have been administered a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of the vaccination drive for this age bracket.


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