Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:
The daily test positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - stands at 2.3 per cent. The recovery rate is 97.37 per cent.
Kerala, which has emerged as the Number 1 hotspot in the country, today reported 22,414 fresh cases, which is slightly lower than yesterday's 23,676. The state also reported 108 deaths.
Maharashtra, the state with most number of cases in the country, reported 6,126 fresh cases. It also reported 195 deaths.
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, reported 61 Covid cases and two deaths over a 24-hour period.
Delhi recorded 67 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours today with no related deaths and a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent. This is the fifth time since the second wave of the pandemic hit the national capital that zero deaths were logged in a day.
With 1,087 Covid cases, Mizoram leads the northeastern states with most numbers of cases in a day. It is followed by Assam (1,065), Manipur (765), Meghalaya (521).
Goa, a hot favourite of tourists, reported 110 Covid cases and one death over a single day.
Rajasthan with 18 cases, Gujarat with 15 and Madhya Pradesh with 28 reported zero Covid deaths among the big states. Jharkhand and Uttarakhand also reported zero Covid deaths.
As many as 16,64,030 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 47,48,93,363.
A study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV) has found that Covid-19-recovered individuals with both doses of Covishield have higher immunity against the Delta variant.