According to data issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has seen 12,899 new coronavirus infections and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases is now 72,474.
India’s active cases have increased to 72,474, which accounts for 0.17% of the total cases. In the past 24 hours, 4,366 active cases were recorded as per the data.
The government data on Sunday informed that as many as 8,518 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 4,26,99,363. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.62%.
Amid an uptick in coronavirus cases, Delhi has ramped up genome sequencing of samples to detect any new variant, officials said on Saturday. On Friday, Delhi logged 1,797 COVID-19 infections in a single day, highest in nearly four months, along with one fatality while the positivity rate rose to 8.18 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department here.