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India sees dip in daily COVID-19 cases, logs 15,940 new infections, 20 deaths in last 24 hours

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 per cent.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

India on Saturday saw a dip in its daily COVID-19 cases with 15,940 new coronavirus infections recorded in the past 24 hours, against previous day’s 17,336, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

A total of 20 people lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said.

With the addition of new deaths due to the COVID-19, the total number of fatalities due to the coronavirus now stands at 5,24,974 in the country.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has also jumped to 91,779 cases accounting for 0.21 per cent 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 per cent.

Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate has reported a marginal rise to 4.39 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 3.30 per cent.

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

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

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