Covid-19: India reports 1,660 fresh casestext_fields
New Delhi: India recorded at least 1,660 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally to 4,30,18,032 as of Saturday. According to Union health ministry data, the active cases declined further to 16,741 today.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 death toll climbed to 5,20,855 with 4,100 fatalities recorded in a day and Maharashtra reconciling the number of deaths caused by the viral disease in the state, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
Maharashtra reported a high death toll because of the inclusion of non-Covid fatalities (4,005) reported till Friday. The state reported two fresh deaths caused by the viral disease in the last 24 hours, according to a media bulletin.
The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, it showed.
A reduction of 4,789 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.25 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.29 per cent, the ministry said.
The country saw a total of 2,499 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.75 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,24,80,436.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 16,741 (0.05%) the ministry data showed today.
Meanwhile, Airports Authority of India has reintroduced the the pat-down search conducted by the security personnel at the airport. Wearing masks at the airport or aircraft should still be continued:
As per revised Covid-19 guidelines, the restriction of keeping 3 seats vacant on International flights is removed. Also, the requirement of a complete PPE kit for crew members stands removed.