NEW DELHI: India reported 21,411 new coronavirus infections and 67 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry on Saturday morning.
This takes the country’s total tally of Covid-19 infections from the beginning of the pandemic to 4,38,68,476.
With an increase of 618 cases from the previous day, India’s active caseload shot up to 1,50,100 from 1,49,482, according to the Union health ministry.
The active cases comprise 0.34 per cent of the total infections.
The 67 new fatalities include 32 from Kerala, seven from West Bengal, six from Maharashtra, three each from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, two each from Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Meghalaya and one each from Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu.
Of the 5,25,997 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,48,051 were from Maharashtra, 70,366 from Kerala, 40,132 from Karnataka, 38,032 from Tamil Nadu, 26,298 from Delhi, 23,559 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,307 from West Bengal.
With 20,726 recoveries from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate stands at 98.46 per cent, the health ministry said. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,31,92,379.
The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 4.46 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stands at 4.46 per cent.
According to the health ministry, 201.68 crore of Covid vaccination doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the one-crore mark in December, 2020, two crore in May, last year and three crore in June, 2021. The four crore mark was breached in January, this year.