India logs 26,964 new coronavirus infections
New Delhi: India logged 26,964 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,45,768 with 383 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases comprise 0.9 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A reduction of 7,586 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 15,92,395 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 55,67,54,282.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.69 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 23 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.08 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 89 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,27,83,741 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 82.65 crore.
The 383 new fatalities include 214 from Kerala and 70 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,45,768 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,616 from Maharashtra, 37,648 From Karnataka, 35,379 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,897 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,678 from West Bengal.