India records 975 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

The active cases in the country stand at 11,366 which is 0.03 per cent of the total cases.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11:03 AM IST

Photo Credit: PTI
Photo Credit: PTI

India logged 975 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,30,40,947 on Saturday with 975 more people testing positive for the viral disease, while the active cases increased to 11,366, according to Union health ministry data.

The death toll reached 5,21,747 with four more fatalities, the data stated.

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 175 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.26 per cent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,07,834. The case fatality rate stands at 1.21 per cent, it added.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 186.38 crore.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


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Published on: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11:03 AM IST