India reports 38,079 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 1.19 pc

India recorded 38,079 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the daily positivity rate to 1.19 per cent, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday.

The daily positivity rate has been below 3 per cent for 26 consecutive days.

The active cases further declined to 4,24,025, taking the weekly positivity rate to 2.10 per cent, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.31 per cent.

With the fresh cases, the country’s tally of cases has climbed to 3,10,64,908, as per Union Health Ministry.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 4,13,091 with 560 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours.

India witnessed 43,916 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery tally to 3,02,27,792.