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Covid-19: India records 15,815 new cases, 68 deaths in 24 hours

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New Delhi: India recorded 16,815 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 68 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,996.

The daily positivity rate was 4.36 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.79 per cent.

Around 3.62 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 in the country in last 24 hours.

 

98.54% recovery

A total of 20,018 patients recovered from Covid in the country on Friday. The overall recovery is more than 4.35 crore, and accounts for 98.54 per cent of the total case tally.

The active caseload has declined to 1.19 lakh, or 0.27 per cent of the cases recorded till now.

 

24.43 lakh vaccinated on Friday

Over 24.43 lakh persons received the Covid-19 vaccine in the country on Friday. So far, over 2.07 billion (207.71 crore) doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. Of these, 11.84 crore were precaution doses.

 

 

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