Covid-19 surge: India logs 38,628 fresh cases, with 617 fatalities

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Covid-19 surge: India logs 38,628 fresh cases, with 617 fatalities

India witnessed single-day rise of 38,628 new coronavirus cases which took the total infection tally to 3,18,95,385, while the death toll climbed to 4,27,371 with 617 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Saturday.

The total number of active cases have gone down to 4,12,153 accounting for 1.29 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.37 per cent, the updated data showed.

A decrease of 2,006 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 17,50,081 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 47,83,16,964, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.21 per cent . It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 12 days.

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.39 per cent, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10, 55,861, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 50.10 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.

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