New Delhi: Although the coronavirus pandemic has weakened to a large extent in India, the number of fresh COVID-19 cases has registered a small jump.
After dipping below 47,000 COVID-19 cases four days ago, the country has once again recorded a spike in daily fresh coronavirus cases.
Over the last 24 hours, India has registered a total of 53,370 new COVID-19 infections and 650 coronavirus deaths. This has taken India's total coronavirus tally to 78,14,682 COVID-19 cases, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
Out of the total COVID-19 cases, 6,80,680 are currently active while 70,16,046 coronavirus patients have been discharged after recovering. The country's death toll in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic stands at 17,956.
The ministry data further revealed that the recovery rate stands at 89.78 percent while the fatality rate is 1.51 percent.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,25,197 cases, including 42,831 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 12,69,479 sample tests in a single day on Friday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 10,13,82,564.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan interacted with Uttar Pradesh officials to review the COVID-19 situation in the state and said that the next three months would be decisive in determining the situation in the country.