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India reports 1.73 lakh of new cases, 3,617 deaths in last 24 hours | India News


NEW DELHI: India continues to maintain the downward trend in new daily Covid cases. On Saturday, the country reported 1,73,790 new cases of Covid-19. This is the lowest daily increase in the last 45 days. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 27,729,247.

However, the number of new deaths remained above 3,000. The death toll rose to 3,22,512 with 3,617 recent Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data updated by the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases has dropped further to 22,28,724. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber new daily cases for the 16th consecutive day. A total of 2.84,601 patients recovered during the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, the weekly positivity rate is currently 9.84%, while the daily positivity rate is 8.36%, less than 10% for 5 consecutive days.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research, a total of 2,080,048 samples were analyzed in the last 24 hours in the country and a total of 341,119,909 tests have been performed so far.

India’s Covid-19 count had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 million cases on May 4.

Times of India