An official uses a thermal screening device on Jharkhand CM Hemat Soren on, March 23, 2020. Photo for illustrative purposes only Image Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Total positive cases of COVID-19 in India stands at 2,902, which includes 601 new patients, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal on Saturday.

Aggarwal, who was briefing media persons, said: "601 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths have been reported since Friday, thus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 2,902 and the number of deaths to 68 in the country."

"As many as 183 people have recovered/discharged," added Aggarwal.