India logged a slight decline in fresh Covid-19 cases with 10,753 on Saturday taking the number of active infections to 53,720. On Friday, the country had reported 11,109 cases while on Thursday the tally stood at 10,158 cases.
In the last 24 hours, India reported 27 Covid-19 deaths, the highest single-day fatalities in the past six months, according to official figures issued by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
The last time India recorded 20 or more Covid deaths was on October 15, 2022.
The country’s overall death toll has now increased to 5,31,091.
According to the data, Delhi reported six deaths, followed by four in Maharashtra, three in Rajasthan, and one each in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The figure also includes six deaths that were reconciled by Kerala.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 6.78 while the weekly positivity rate was pegged at 4.49.
The total tally of Covid cases is at 4.48 crore (4,48,08,022).
The active cases now comprise 0.12 per cent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.69, according to the ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 4.42 crore (4,42,23,211) while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive so far. (With inputs from PTI)