India records 5,554 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
India logged 5,554 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,44,90,283, while the active cases further declined to 48,850, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 5,28,139 with 18 fresh fatalities, which included two deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.11 percent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 percent, the health ministry said.
A decline of 786 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.47 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.80 percent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,13,294, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, it said.
According to the ministry, 214.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive.