India records 35,662 new coronavirus cases, 281 deaths

India records 35,662 new coronavirus cases, 281 deaths

The new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,44,529, while the number of recoveries/discharged rose to 32,632,222, according to the ministry.

India reported 35,662 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with 281 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest update by the Health Ministry.

With the new numbers, India's total cases are now at 33,417,390, while its death tally rose to 444,529, shows the latest data by India's health ministry.

India records 35,662 new coronavirus cases, 281 deaths
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The new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,44,529, while the number of recoveries/discharged rose to 32,632,222, according to the ministry.

The COVID recovery rate was reported at 97.65 per cent, the Ministry data showed.

Meanwhile, there were currently 340,639 active cases, which accounted for 1.02 per cent of the total infections.

As per the Ministry's data, India's daily COVID positivity rate was reported at 2.46 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for 19 days, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 2.02 per cent.

It is the 85th day that the country's weekly positivity rate remained below 3 per cent.

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