India has recorded 16,159 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,35,47,809. India's COVID-19 death count rose to 5,25,270 with 28 new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to Union Health Ministry data, the active cases stand at 1,15,212, comprising 0.26 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate was recorded at 98.53 per cent, the ministry said.
Over 198 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the country so far, the Co-WIN dashboard showed.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Mizoram today reported 91 new COVID-19 cases, 47 less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 2,29,439, a health department official said.
The death count stood at 706, as no new fatality due to the virus was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.
The single-day positivity rate dipped to 18.24 per cent from 23.19 per cent on Tuesday, as the fresh cases were detected out of 499 samples tested, the official said.
Mizoram now has 429 active cases, while 2,28,304 people have recovered from the disease so far.
The northeastern state has thus far tested more than 19.39 lakh samples for COVID-19.
According to the state health department, over 8.66 lakh people have been inoculated till Monday.
The Mizoram government has sounded an alert, with the state registering a spike in Covid cases over the past few days.
Mizoram accounts for 30.53 per cent of active cases in the northeast region, the state's spokesperson and nodal officer on COVID-19, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma, said.
Assam reported 210 more COVID-19 infections, the highest single-day tally in the past five months, taking the caseload in the state to 7,25,481, according to a bulletin of the National Health Mission (NHM).
Since June 19, the state has recorded 1,146 new cases.
Kamrup (Metro), comprising Guwahati city, reported the highest number of new cases at 98 cases, followed by Kamrup (Rural) at 26 and Dibrugarh at 19, the bulletin said.
No new death due to the disease was recorded in any part of the state, with the death count remaining unchanged at 6,639.
Apart from that, 1347 COVID-positive patients have died due to other reasons.
The state currently has 810 active cases, up from 710 the previous day.
Altogether110 patients were discharged from various hospitals on Tuesday, which raised the total number of recoveries to 7,16,683.
As many as 2,83,98,737 samples have been tested so far in the state, according to the bulletin.
The positivity rate stood at 10.14 per cent and the recovery rate at 98.79 per cent.
Altogether 4,67,14,477 doses of anti-COVID vaccines have been administered so far, the bulletin added.
India recorded 16,159 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid deaths in the last 24 hours: 28
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,15,212
198.20 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.26%
Recovery rate currently at 98.53%
15,394 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,29,07,327
Daily positivity rate (3.56%)
Weekly positivity rate (3.84%)
86.49 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,54,465 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
China has started permitting international flights after a two-year ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is no word yet on the resumption of air services to India.