India reports fresh 48,698 new COVID-19 cases, 1,183 deaths


Guwahati: India’s total COVID-19 caseload rose by 48,698 cases to 3,01,83,143, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. This maintains the trend of the number of new cases remaining below 60,000 for the seventh consecutive day.

The number of active cases dropped by around 17,300, and the total figure now stands at 5,95,565. The country also recorded 64,818 recoveries and 1,183 deaths in the last 24 hours.

With this, the national COVID-19 toll rose to 3,94,493 and the total number of patients recovered stood at 2,91,93,085.

Notably, the bulk of active COVID-19 cases fell below the six lakh mark after 86 days, the ministry said.

With 17,45,809 samples tested for COVID-19 on Friday, the daily positivity rate fell to 2.79 percent on Saturday.