The state has recorded 9,601 new Covid cases – although down from the July 30 peak of 11,147, while the recovery rate continues to climb up.
With the fresh fatalities of 322 – up from the previous peak of 298 recorded on July 29 – the state death toll shot up from 14,994 a day earlier to 15,316 now, while the total cases touched 431,719 – both highest in the country.
According to Saturday’s figures, there was one death roughly every 4 minutes and a stupendous 400 new cases every hour added to the state tally.
The state recovery rate increased for the sixth consecutive day, zooming up from 60.68 per cent to 61.82 per cent on Friday, while the current mortality (death) rate remained stable at 3.55 per cent.
The Health Department said that of the total cases till date, 149,214 are ‘active cases’ (ill), dropping from Friday’s figure of 150,662, and this number is lower (favourable) vis-a-vis the number of patients cured and discharged, indicating a positive sign.
On the positive side, 10,725 recovered patients returned home on Saturday – the highest till date – taking the total number of discharged patients to 266,883 – considerably higher than the 149,214 ‘active cases’ currently in the state.