India’s COVID-19 infection tally rose by 42,618 in a day to reach 32,945,907 while the number of active cases touched 405,681 following an increase for the third consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 440,225 with 330 more people succumbing to the viral disease, showed the data updated at 8 am.
In a span of 24 hours, the active caseload rose by 5,903. The number of active cases now comprise 1.23 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.43 per cent, the ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded 2.50 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 2.63 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 71 days.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 219.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.55 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.40 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.