India sees dip in Covid-19 recorded 48,698 new cases


India saw a slight dip in the daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday as it 48,698 new Covid-19 cases and 1,183 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

The number of active cases dropped by around 17,300, and the total figure now stands at 5,95,565.  With this, the national COVID-19 toll rose to 3,94,493 and the total number of patients recovered stood at 2,91,93,085.

With 17,45,809 samples tested for COVID-19 on Friday, the daily positivity rate fell to 2.79 percent on Saturday. The positivity rate has been below three percent for the past five consecutive days, and below five percent for the past 12 days.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 31,50,45,926 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 61,19,169 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.