With the 2,796 deaths, India’s death count has gone up to 4,73,326. On Saturday, India had recorded 391 deaths.
India had recorded a single-day rise of 3,998 fatalities on July 21 after Maharashtra carried out the 14th reconciliation exercise of its Covid data.
The Union health ministry said that of the 2,796 deaths, 2,426 were reconciled deaths that had been adjusted in the national COVID database. Kerala also cleared a backlog of 263 deaths.
Kerala has been reconciling deaths for the past few days, hence the death count of the state is high.
Uptil now, Maharashtra has recorded the most number of Covid-related deaths in the country. Of the total 4,73,326 deaths, 1,41,163 are from Maharashtra. Kerala’s death count stands at 41,439 from Kerala.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
The country on Saturday recorded 8,895 new coronavirus cases, taking the country’s infection tally to 3,46,33,255. The active cases stand at 99,155, comprising 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.35 per cent, the health ministry said.
With inputs from NDTV