India's Covid-19 active cases fall below 1.7 lakh; Recovery rate at 96.98 per cent

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Total cumulative recoveries stand at 1,04,09,160 today with 14,808 patients recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.


India's total active caseload has dropped to less than 1.7 lakh on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The Ministry said that the present active caseload now consists of less than 1.6 per cent, which is just 1.58 per cent of India's total positive cases.

According to MoHFW, nine States and UTs have a higher weekly positivity rate than the national average. Kerala records highest weekly positivity rate with 12.20 per cent, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7.30 per cent. Moreover, 27 States and UTs have a weekly positivity rate less than the national average.

With 13,083 new COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours, COVID-19 case tally reached 1,07,33,131, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 137 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 1,54,147.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country 1,69,824 . Meanwhile 1,04,09,160 have been cured/discharged/migrated.


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