New Delhi: The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country surged in last 24 hours. A total of 666 patients lost their lives to the infection. Alongside, a total of 16,326 persons tested positive for the infection, the health ministry said on Saturday morning.
The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country is 1,73,728, which is 0.51 per cent of the cases reported till now. This is also the lowest in 233 days, according to the ministry.
The daily positivity rate is 1.20 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.24 per cent.
The death toll has reached 4,53,708.
A total of 17,677 patients recovered from Covid-19 in 24 hours. The recovery rate at present is 98.16 per cent, with over 3.35 crore patients having recovered from the infection till now.
More than 59,84 crore samples have been tested for the infection till now.
Over 68.48 lakh vaccinated in 24 hours
The overall vaccination coverage in the country has crossed 1.01 billion. Of these, over 68.48 lakh were vaccinated on Friday.
25 new cases in Gujarat
Gujarat recorded 25 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours ending Friday evening. No death was reported during this period.
The active caseload rose to 165, of which 6 are on ventilator.
The death toll reached 10.087. The recovery rate in Gujarat is 98.76 per cent.
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