New Delhi: India saw new Covid-19 cases declining further in the last 24 hours with 1,20,529 people testing positive, said the Union health ministry on Saturday. This is the lowest number of fresh infections recorded since 7 April in the country. With the addition of new infections, the cumulative caseload has reached 2,86,94,879.
Further, after dipping to a nearly 37-day low, new fatalities saw a huge jump in the last 24 hours with 3,380 more people succumbing to the disease. This marks an uptick of nearly 660 new deaths, taking the cumulative toll to 3,44,082.
On the brighter side, recoveries outnumbered fresh cases yet again with 1,97,894 between Friday and Saturday. With this, the total number of discharges has reached 2,67,95,549.
As a result, the active tally in the country has slid below the 15-lakh mark to rest at 15,55,248. The count has depleted by 80,745 in the last 24 hours. There has been a decrease in active cases by more than 21 lakh since the peak on 10 May.