India recorded 15,981 cases of COVID-19 in one day bringing the number of infections to 3553,573 while another 166 deaths brought the death toll to 451,980, according to data from the Federal Ministry of Health on Saturday.
The number of active Covid cases has decreased to 2,01,632, making up 0.60 per cent of the total infections. The updated data at 8 am showed the national recovery rate was 98.07 percent.
In one day, the number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,046. The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 3,33,99,961, while the death rate was recorded at 1.33%.
A total of 9,23,003 tests were conducted on Friday, bringing the cumulative tests conducted so far to detect COVID-19 in the country to 58,98,35,258.
More than 97.23 crores of doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
The death toll of COVID-19 in India crossed the mark of 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It exceeded 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11. , crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29, 90 lakh on Nov 20 and crossed the one crore mark on Dec 19.
India passed the grim stage of Rs 2 crore on May 4 and Rs 3 crore on June 23.
(The title and image for this report may have been reworked only by the Business Standard team; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a shared feed.)