Updated 26 Mar 2022, 10:26 am
India on Saturday reported a high spike in single-day COVID-19 death count after weeks of downtrend as the disease claimed 4,100 more lives, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
The country reported 1,660 single-day positive cases, pushing the confirmed caseload to 4,30,18,032, while the death toll mounted to 5,20,855 as of Saturday.
Following a continuous downward trend, India’s COVID-19 active caseload has declined to 16,741 on Saturday, constituting 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stood at 98.75 per cent. In all, 2,349 more patients recovered and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now 4,24,80,436.
So far, India has conducted over 78.63 Cr (78,63,02,714) cumulative tests. There has been a sustained fall in the weekly and daily positivity rates. The Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently is 0.29 per cent and the Daily Positivity rate is 0.25 per cent.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 182.87 Cr (1,82,87,68,476) as per provisional reports till 7 am Saturday. This has been achieved through 2,16,75,657 sessions. COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years with first dose has crossed 1.07 Crore (1,07,03,941).
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First published:26 Mar 2022, 10:26 am
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