India records 39,070 new Covid-19 cases, 491 deaths in last 24 hours


Guwahati: India recorded 39,070 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Sunday, pushing the cumulative count to over 3.19 crore (3,19,34,455). The death toll, too, climbed up to 4,27,862 with 491 daily fatalities, the Union health ministry’s update on Sunday read.

The active cases declined to 4,06,822 in the said time period. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 1.29 per cent, it stated. The number of active cases fell by 5,331 in the last 24 hours.

As many as 17,22,221 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the total number of tests done so far to 48,00,39,185. India’s case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent.