As many as 9,283 new coronavirus infections took India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763. In contrast, the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, said the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The number of deaths reported is 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 consecutive days, and less than 50,000 daily new cases were reported for 150 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
The daily positivity rate is recorded at 0.80 per cent. For the last 51 days, it has been less than 2 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.93 per cent. It has been below two per cent for the last 61 days, according to the ministry.
The cumulative doses administered in the country has exceeded 118.44 crores.
India’s COVID-19 tally had touched the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, then 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It crossed one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23.
4,66,584 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,766 from Maharashtra, 38,182 from Karnataka, 38,045 from Kerala, 36,401 from Tamil Nadu, 25,095 from Delhi, 22,909 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,407 from West Bengal.
The ministry said that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website.