New Delhi: India recorded 2,468 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,46,01,934, while the active cases declined to 33,318, the Union Health Ministry said Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 5,28,733 with 17 more fatalities, which included nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate increased to 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.
A decline of 1,280 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 case count in 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.32 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,40,39,883, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the ministry, 218.83 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive.
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, 2020. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases May 4, three crore cases June 23 last year and four crore cases January 25 this year.
The eight fatalities reported in the past 24 hours included two from Maharashtra, and one each from Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal, the data showed.