COVID-19: India records 8,603 fresh cases, 415 deathstext_fields
As per the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday, 8,603 people tested COVID positive in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally has risen to 3,46,24,360. With 415 more fatalities reported on Saturday, the total number of deaths in the country currently stands at 4,70,530. However, active cases have declined to 99,974, a 0.29 per cent of the total infections. This is also the lowest since March 2020. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.35 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.69 per cent. This has been less than 2 per cent for the past 61 days. The weekly positivity rate stands at 0.81 per cent; this has been below 1 per cent for the past 20 days.
Meanwhile, the number of covid vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 126.53 crores. Regarding the data updated on the platform, the ministry said on the website that "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research." The state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it added. For instance, the 415 deaths reported does not include data from Bihar as the state is reconciling its data.