New Delhi: India witnessed a drop in number of Covid-19 cases. There were 29,616 fresh cases of infection in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 290 patients succumbed to the infection during this period.
The daily positivity rate was 1.86 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.99 per cent.
The active caseload of Covid-19 in India is 3,01,422 and accounts for 0.90 per cent of total cases.
As many as 28,046 patients recovered from the infection in last 24 hours, taking the overall recovery to 3,28,76,319. The recovery rate is 97.78 per cent.
84.89 cr doses of vaccine administered till now
A total of 84.89 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the country under the mega vaccination drive.
Over 56.16 crore samples have been tested for the infection till now.
Covid situation in other states
Kerala reported 17,983 new cases and 127 deaths, the maximum for any state in the country. Maharashtra reported 3,286 cases and 52 deaths. Amid this, the Maharashtra CMO announced opening of all places of worship from October 7, which marks the start of Navratri.
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