India sees dip in fresh cases in a day

India on Saturday reported 8,603 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 415 deaths have also been reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Saturday morning. With the addition of 415 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,70,530.

The recovery of 8,190 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recoveries to 3,40,53,856. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020. India's Active caseload presently stands at 99,974. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020. 

Also in the same period, a total of 12,52,596 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.60 crore cumulative tests. Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.81 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 20 days now.