New Delhi: India added 18,833 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s tally of Covid cases to 3,38,71,881, while the active cases declined to 2,46,687, the lowest in 203 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,49,538 with 278 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections remained below 30,000 for the 12th straight day.
The active cases comprise 0.73 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.94 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 6,215 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The 278 new fatalities include 151 from Kerala and 39 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,49,538 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,39,272 from Maharashtra, 37,845 from Karnataka, 35,682 from Tamil Nadu, 25,677 from Kerala, 25,088 from Delhi, 22,896 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,848 from West Bengal.