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The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 444,529, with 281 more fatalities being recorded

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo: ANI)
With 35,662 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India's overall infection tally has increased to 33,417,390, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 444,529, with 281 more fatalities being recorded, it said.

The number of active cases has risen to 340,639, comprising 1.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am.

It said that active cases in the country increased by 1,583 cases in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 1,448,833 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far to 550,780,273, it said.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.46 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 19 days, according to the data.

The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.02 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 85 days, the ministry said.

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