India on Friday conducted 756,329 coronavirus tests to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 195,837,408. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.7%
India on Saturday reported a net reduction of 1,862 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 169824, the lowest since June 21 and 83.32 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases has declined to 0.65 per cent (one in 154). The country is 15th among the most affected countries by active cases. India added 13,083 cases to take its total caseload to 10,733,131. And, with 137 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 154,147, or 1.44 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 571,974 more vaccinations across India on Thursday, the total count of those inoculated reached 3,500,027. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 10,409,160 – or 96.98 per cent of total caseload – with 14,808 new cured cases being reported on Saturday.
First Published: Sat, January 30 2021. 20:18 IST