Death count rises to 288 in Odisha train tragedy, 803 remain injured
India reported a one-day increase of 1,590 new coronavirus cases, the highest in 146 days, while the number of active cases of the infection climbed to 8,601, the health ministry said on Saturday. The death toll from the viral disease rose to 5,30,824 with six more deaths, three reported from Maharashtra and one each in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, according to ministry data updated at 8 am.
Daily positivity was noted at 1.33 percent while weekly positivity was set at 1.23 percent. With the new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,47,02,257.
Active cases represent 0.02 percent of the total number of cases, while the national cure rate for COVID-19 was recorded at 98.79 percent, according to the department's website.
The number of people who have recovered from the virus infection rose to 4,41,62,832, while the death rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.
According to the ministry's website, 220.65 million doses of Covid vaccines have been administered to beneficiaries across the country so far.
Delhi on Friday reported 152 new cases of coronavirus with a positivity rate of 6.66 percent, according to data shared by the health department. On Friday, the daily number of cases rose to 152 with a positivity rate of 6.66 percent, according to the latest health bulletin. The number of new cases has fallen in recent months.
Three people succumbed to the coronavirus in Maharashtra on Wednesday, while the state recorded 343 new positive cases of covid-19. A media bulletin issued by the state government said 194 patients were discharged today, taking the number of those discharged from hospitals after contracting the virus to 79,90,824. The bulletin said the recovery rate in the state was 98.16 percent .