In the last 24 hours, India reported 9,520 fresh Covid cases, a slight decline from Friday's caseload of 10,256 in the country, besides 41 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.  The overall nationwide death toll now stands at 5,27,597.

India logs 12,516 new Covid cases, 501 deaths
India logs 12,516 new Covid cases, 501 deathsIANS

The active caseload has dipped to 87,311, accounting for 0.20 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 12,875 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,37,83,788. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.62 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate rose to 2.50 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 2.80 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,81,205 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 88.47 crore.

Covid cases on rise
People not wearing masks at Lajpat Nagar market. According to new guidelines by Delhi Government, masks are mandatory after the rise in Covid cases, in New DelhiIANS

As of Saturday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 211.39 crore, achieved via 2,81,63,153 sessions

Over 4.02 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.