38,628 new Covid-19 cases, 617 deaths in India

38,628 new Covid cases, 617 deaths in India; positivity rate at 2.21%

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10,55,861

The active cases have climbed to 4,12,153 and comprises 1.29 per cent of the total infections. Credit: PTI Photo

India saw a single-day rise of 38,628 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3,18,95,385, while the death toll climbed to 4,27,371 with 617 fresh fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

The active cases have declined to 4,12,153 and comprise 1.29 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.37 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A decrease of 2,006 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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Additionally, 17,50,081 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 47,83,16,964, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.21 per cent. It It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 12 days.

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.39 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10, 55,861, while the case fatality rate  stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 50.10 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh  on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past  60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on  October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,  90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.