India has reported 35,662 fresh Covid-19 cases and 281 fatalities, according to the latest update by the Health Ministry on Saturday.
According to the Ministry, the new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,44,529, while the number of recoveries/discharged rose to 3,26,32,222.
The Covid recovery rate was reported at 97.65 per cent, the Ministry data showed.
Meanwhile, there were currently 3,40,639 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.
Till date, more than 78.02 crore (78,02,17,775) Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs, with over 33 lakh doses are in the pipeline.
Over 6.02 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available, according to the Ministry data.
On Friday, India achieved a significant milestone in the battle against Covid-19, administering more than 2.50 crore vaccine doses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the healthcare workers of Goa for completing 100 per cent of first vaccination dose and said the state is playing important role in the success of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drive “Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine”.
“Goa is playing important role in the success of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drive – ‘Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine’. In the past few months, Goa fought bravely against heavy rainfall, cyclone and flood, under the leadership of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.” “I thank Team Goa, for their work during such a time. Every eligible person in Goa has received a dose of vaccine. This is a big deal in the fight against corona. Congratulations to all the people of Goa for this. This kind of coordination that Goa has shown to address social and geographical challenges is commendable. The Canacoona sub-division, which is situated far and wide in the state, is proof of the rapid vaccination as in the rest of the state,” he added.