India Sees 3,805 Cases; 22 Deaths In 24 Hours

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  • 3,168 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours.
  • The country witnessed 22 Covid-19 deaths.
  • Active cases also increased to 20,303 on Saturday.

New Delhi: Registering a steady rise in Covid-19 cases, India on Saturday reported 3,805 fresh Covid-19 cases, according to the updated Union Health Ministry data. There were 3,168 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the data noted. The country witnessed 22 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry data. Notably, the county’s active cases also increased to 20,303 on Saturday, the Health Ministry data further revealed.

The active cases now constitute 0.05 per cent of the total infections, the health ministry said, adding that the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is at 98.74 per cent. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.78 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.79 per cent, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, a resolution was passed at the conference of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW) on Friday strongly objecting to the WHO’s estimates of 4.7 million Covid-19-linked deaths in India. The resolution stated that the modelling methodology used to reach the figure is “flawed” and that the WHO estimate is “unacceptable” to India as the country records Covid deaths systematically following a transparent and legal process, official sources said.

On the second day of the CCHFW conference in Kevadia in Gujarat, around 20 state health ministers unanimously rejected the WHO report and urged Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to convey the country’s disappointment to the WHO and raise it at higher international forums. The state health ministers included those from Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Sikkim and Maharashtra.

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