India's reported COVID-19 cases have continued to show a downward trend and remained below one lakh mark for the fifth consecutive day as the country recorded 84,332 new cases during the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
With the new cases, the COVID case tally in India reached 2,93,59,155. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,67,081 with 4,002 daily deaths, the Union Health Ministry data.
The active cases further declined to 10,80,690 comprising 3.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.07 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.39 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for the 19th consecutive day, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 4.94 per cent. Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 30th consecutive day.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,79,11,384, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.25 per cent, the data stated.
Also, 19,20,477 tests were conducted on Friday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to over 37.62 crore.
As many as 24,96,00,304 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far.
Total cases: 2,93,59,155
Total discharges: 2,79,11,384
Death toll: 3,67,081
Active cases: 10,80,690
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