India has recorded a total of 20,557 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number of Covid-related infections in the country to 4,39,59,321.
The active COVID-19 cases increased to 1,46,323, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
According to government data, India also reported 44 Covid-related fatalities, taking the total number of deaths to 5,26,211.
The active cases comprise 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.45 per cent, the ministry said.
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India added 20,557 new coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,39,59,321, while the active cases increased to 1,46,323, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
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Odisha recorded 1,030 fresh COVID-19 cases and one new fatality today, the health department said.
There are now 6,974 active cases, of which 1,510 are in Khurda district and 1,343 in Sundargarh, according to a bulletin.
The test positivity rate was 4.95 per cent as the cases were detected out of 20,813 samples. As many as 179 children were among the new patients.
Sundargarh district reported the highest number of 227 infections, followed by 164 in Khurda and 110 in Mayurbhanj.
The death count rose to 9,137 as a 67-year-old man succumbed to the disease in Cuttack. Fifty-three other Covid patients have died due to comorbidities so far.
The state had logged 1,174 cases and one fatality on Wednesday.
The infection tally rose to 13,10,115, including 12,93,951 recoveries as 1,066 more people recuperated in the past 24 hours, it added.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 12 new COVID-19 cases today, three more than the previous, pushing the tally to 10,410, a health department official said.
The union territory now has 43 active COVID-19 cases, while 10,238 people have recovered from the disease so far, the official said.
The COVID-19 death count in the archipelago remained at 129 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 65,598 today, after 85 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.
The northeastern state on Wednesday had reported 104 new cases, the highest single-day spike this month.
The COVID-19 death count remained unchanged at 296, with no new fatality recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said.
The new cases were reported from East Siang (16), Capital Complex Region (11), Lohit (9), Lower Subansiri (7), Changlang (6) five each from Upper Siang, Namsai and Dibang Valley districts respectively, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 474 active COVID-19 cases, while 64,828 people have recuperated thus far including, 59 on Wednesday, he said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 98.83 per cent, while the active ratio stood is 0.72 per cent, Mr Jampa said.
The Capital Complex Region comprising, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 75, followed by Namsai at 65, East Siang (46), Lohit (37) and Lower Subansiri (35).
A total of 12,81,732 samples have been tested for Coronavirus in the state thus far, including 435 on Wednesday, Mr Jampa added.
So far over 17.95 lakh people have been inoculated with Coronavirus vaccines in the state, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dimong Padung said.
Assam reported 797 new COVID-19 cases, 111 more than the previous day, pushing the tally to 7,37,104, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.
One person died due to COVID-19 in Goalpara district in the last 24 hours, the NHM bulletin said on Wednesday. With this, the total number of deaths of COVID-19 infected people rose to 8,015, including 1,347 with co-morbidities, it said.
The state's positivity rate, however, decreased to 8.46 per cent as 9,424 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the bulletin said.
Assam had recorded 686 cases and 9.15 per cent positivity rate on Tuesday.
Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises Guwahati city, reported 48 fresh cases against 34 infections on the previous day. It has recorded a total of 1,59,067 infections so far.
Goalpara district reported 75 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 75 in Sivasagar, 60 in Sonitpur and 45 in Dhemaji, the bulletin said.
Currently, the state has a total of 5,690 active COVID-19 cases, while 7,23,399 people have recovered from the disease so far.
The NHM bulletin said a total of 4,82,41,621 doses of vaccines have been administered. This includes 2,46,15,363 first doses, 2,16,99,361 second doses and 19,26,897 precaution doses.
Maharashtra's Thane district has reported 141 new cases of coronavirus, taking its infection tally to 7,33,777, a health official said today.
These new cases were recorded on Wednesday, he said, adding that the district currently has 829 active COVID-19 cases.
The COVID-19 death count in Thane remained unchanged at 11,927.
The recovery count has reached 7,20,879, the official said.
India records 20,557 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 44
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,46,323
42,20,625 Covid vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours
203.21 crore total vaccine doses (93.13 crore second dose and 8.16 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.33%
Recovery rate currently at 98.47%
19,216 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,32,86,787
Daily positivity rate (5.18%)
Weekly positivity rate (4.71%)
87.40 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,96,783 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
Delhi logged 1,066 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 6.91 per cent along with two fatalities, according to data shared by the health department in New Delhi on Wednesday.