India reports 19,406 Covid infections in last 24 hours

India saw a decline in the number of active Covid-19 cases, even as the country reported 19,406 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

With 19,928 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the number of active Covid-19 cases declined to 1,34,793 from previous day’s 1,35,364, said the Union health ministry.

Besides, India reported 49 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the total death tally to 5,26,649, added the Union health ministry. Meanwhile, the total case tally of India has risen to 4,41,26,994 with 0.31% active cases. The daily positivity rate at present is 4.96%, while fatality rate is 1.19%.As many as 3,91,187 tests were conducted during the previous day.