New Delhi: With 2,067 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,30,47,594 while the active cases increased to 12,340, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 5,22,006 with 40 fresh fatalities being reported from Uttar Pradesh, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid -19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 480 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.49 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.38 per cent, according to the health ministry.
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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,13,248, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid -19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.90 crore.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark August 7, 2020, 30 lakh August 23, 40 lakh September 5 and 50 lakh September 16. It went past 60 lakh September 28, 70 lakh October 11, crossed 80 lakh October 29, 90 lakh November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore May 4 and three crore June 23 last year.