A total of 11,850 new coronavirus infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the country’s infection tally to 3,44, 26,036, while the active cases declined to 1,36,308, the lowest in 274 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The number of deaths has climbed to 4,63,245 with 555 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 36 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 139 consecutive days now.
The active cases have declined to 1,36,308, comprising 0.40 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.
A decrease of 1,108 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.