India reported a single-day rise of 1,150 new Covid cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 4,30,34,217, while the count of active cases fell to 11,365, according to the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
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The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,21,656 with 83 daily fatalities being reported, data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed.
The count of active cases currently comprises 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate is at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.
A reduction of 127 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
While the daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.25 per cent, the weekly positivity rate was at 0.23 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,25,01,196, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent, the data showed.
The cumulative number of doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 185.55 crore.
The 83 new fatalities include 75 from Kerala.
A total of 5,21,656 Covid deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,810 from Maharashtra, 68,339 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,156 from Delhi, 23,498 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal.