India reported 12,249 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 4,33,31,645 on Wednesday.
India’s active cases shot up to 81,687 with an increase of 2,374 cases, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday morning. The active cases comprise 0.19 per cent of the total infections.
With 13 new fatalities officially reported in the last 24 hours, India’s death toll related to COVID-19 climbed to 5,24,903 since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
With 9,862 recoveries from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the overall recoveries since the beginning reached 4,27,25,055, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.60 per cent, the ministry press release said.
While the daily positivity rate is recorded at 3.94 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.90 per cent.
The last 24 hours saw 3,10,623 coronavirus tests conducted across the country. India has conducted a total of 85.88 crore tests so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in India, 196.45 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country under the nationwide inoculation drive.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the one-crore mark in December, 2020. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore in May, last year and three crore in June, 2021. The four crore mark was breached in January, this year.