India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763 while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The number of deaths climbed to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 47 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 150 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.32 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,103 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.80 percent. It has been less than two percent for the last 51 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.93 percent. It has been below two percent for the last 61 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,39,57,698 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.35 percent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 118.44 crores.