India reports over 2.35 lakh COVID-19 cases, 871 deaths in a day

India reports over 2.35 lakh COVID-19 cases, 871 deaths in a day

With 2,35,532 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of cases increased to over 4.08 crore.

The death toll has climbed to 4,93,198 with 871 fatalities reported during the 24-hour period, the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday showed.

The active cases decreased by 1,01,278 to reach 20,04,333, which account for 4.91 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s recovery rate stands at 93.89 per cent.

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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 13.39 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 16.89 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,83,60,710, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

After the Saturday update, the total number of infections stands at 4,08,58,241.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of anti-COVID vaccine doses administered in the country so far has crossed 165.04 crore.

India’s surpassed the one-crore mark in the number of cases on December 19, 2020. It crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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