13,451 Fresh Infections and 585 Deaths registered in India

On Wednesday, India reported 13,451 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,42,15,653. According to the Union health ministry data, the country also registered 585 fresh fatalities taking the death toll to 4,55,653. The active cases, meanwhile, declined to 1,62,661, the lowest in 242 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The recovery of 14,021 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,35,97,339. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.19%. The recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 122 consecutive days now. 13,451 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Active Caseload remains below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,62,661 which is lowest in 242 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.48% of the country’s total Positive Cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,05,962 tests were conducted. India has so far conducted over 60.32 Cr (60,32,07,505) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.22% remains less than 2% for the last 33 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.03%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 2% for last 23 days and below 3% for 58 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 55,89,124 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 103.53 Cr (1,03,53,25,577) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 1,02,95,714 sessions.