India registered 38,353 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,20,36,511, while the number of active cases has fallen to 3,86,351, the lowest number in 140 days, according to health ministry data released Wednesday. have been updated.
The death toll has risen to 4,29,179 with 497 new fatalities, data updated Wednesday morning showed.
Active cases comprise 1.21 percent of the total number of infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 stands at 97.45 percent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,157 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a 24-hour time frame.
As many as 17,77,962 tests were conducted on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 48,50,56,507.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.16 percent. It’s been below three percent in the past 16 days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate was registered at 2.34 percent.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 3,12,20,981 and the death rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data said.
Cumulatively, 51.90 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
The number of COVID-19 in India had passed 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. On September 28 70 lakh, on October 11 70 lakh. , crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19. India reached the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
The 497 new fatalities are 152 from Kerala and 137 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,29,179 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,34,201 from Maharashtra, 36,848 from Karnataka, 34,367 from Tamil Nadu, 25,068 from Delhi, 22,775 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,252 from West Bengal and 18,004 from Kerala.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of deaths were due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being brought into line with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the dissemination of figures about the state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
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