India’s daily Covid-19 caseload Saturday remained above the 20,000-mark for the third straight day, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Saturday morning, 20,408 new cases of Covid-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,000,138 in the country.

The number of cases reported on Saturday was almost similar to the daily caseload of Friday, which was 20,409.

The country also logged 54 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,312 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 5.05 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.92 per cent, the ministry data showed.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported three more Covid-linked deaths with 349 cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The new numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,288 and caseload to 2,004,892, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate rose to 6.64 per cent from Friday’s 5.84 as 5,256 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 96.84 per cent from Friday’s 96.82 per cent.