According to statistics released by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 35,662 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with 281 deaths in the previous 24 hours.
A total of 33,798 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. The recovery rate further increased to 97.65 per cent.
Total recoveries were at 3,26,32,222 across the country, while active cases stood at 3,40,639. In the last 24 hours, active cases increased by 1,583.
India has administered 79.42 crore vaccine so far. Yesterday, India set a new world record by administering 2.50 crore of Covid vaccine doses in a day. According to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India administered 466 doses per second on September 17.