Now, India's COVID-19 active caseload constitutes 1.21% of total confirmed cases
Coronavirus: India reported 38,667 new positive cases and 478 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry says.
India's COVID-19 active caseload stood at 3,87,673 with the report of 38,667 new positive cases. The COVID-19 active number constitutes 1.21 per cent of the total cases of 3,21,17,826, according to the latest update by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday.
The COVID-19 recovery rate reached 97.45 per cent as the number of recovered patients across the country totalled 3,13,38,088 so far. As many as 478 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. The death toll reached 4.3 lakh.
As daily new COVID-19 cases remained below four lakh, the daily positivity rate with 1.73 per cent remained less than three per cent for last 19 days, while the weekly positivity rate remained below five per cent at 2.05 per cent currently.
As more Delta variant cases are reported from across the country, testing capacity has been substantially ramped up before the third wave hits the country. A total of over 49.17 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, the ministry said.
The pace of COVID-19 vaccination drive has also been pushed further. According to the ministry report, over 53.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.