India’s COVID-19 infection tally rose by 10,302 in a day to reach 3,44,99,925 while the number of active cases declined to 1,24,868 during the same period, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 4,65,349 with 267 more fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Active cases decreased by 1,752 in 24 hours and now comprise 0.36 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. Also, the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.29 percent, the highest since March last year, the Health Ministry said.
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the 115.8 crore mark, as per the data on the Cowin dashboard.
Over 129 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far through free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
More than 21.65 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories, it said. The ministry asserted that the Union government was committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.