Continuing the declining trend, India reported 50,407 new Covid-19 cases and 804 deaths in last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. The new fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 5,07,981.

Meanwhile, the active Covid cases have reduced to 6,10,443, which constitute 1.64 per cent of the country's total positive cases and India's recovery rate stands at 97.37 per cent. While the weekly positivity rate stood at 5.07 per cent, the daily positivity rate fell to 3.48 per cent.

With the administration of over 46 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 172.29 crore as of Saturday morning. More than 12.27 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states.

Global caseload

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 408.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.80 million and vaccinations to over 10.16 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 408,157,822 and 5,800,640, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 10,168,415,394.

Global Covid Caseload Today

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 77,608,377 and 918,206, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,536,137 infections and 507,177 deaths), followed by Brazil (27,299,336 infections and 637,467 deaths).

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The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (21,646,561), the UK (18,346,553), Russia (13,526,183), Turkey (12,748,341), Germany (12,127,767), Italy (11,991,109), Spain (10,604,200), Argentina (8,716,940), Iran (6,761,855), Colombia (6,007,991), the Netherlands (5,524,764), Poland (5,328,492) and Mexico (5,226,269), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (332,010), Mexico (311,554), Peru (207,737), the UK (159,909), Italy (150,555), Indonesia (144,958), Colombia (136,764), France (135,534), Iran (133,437), Argentina (123,859)), Germany (119,729), Ukraine (109,206) and Poland (107,757).