At least 1,829 new Covid cases reported on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 4,31,27,199. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases dipped to 15,647 in the last 24 hours.
India also reported 33 new Covid-related fatalities, bringing the total number of death court to 5,24,293.
The active cases stand at 15,647. A decrease of 753 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
A day earlier, the country had reported 1,569 new cases and 19 deaths.
The active cases comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Cases in India:
Jammu and Kashmir reported 6 new COVID cases today taking the total infection count to 4,54,159, officials said.
Of the new cases, 3 were reported from Srinagar district while 2 were reported in Jammu district. The remaining 1 case was recorded in Kupwara district. There are 53 active cases while the overall recoveries have reached 4,49,354.
The COVID death count stands at 4,752 as no COVID-related death was reported in the last 24 hours.
There were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus), officials said.
Madhya Pradesh reported 37 new cases today, taking the overall case count to 10,42,024. No COVID-related death was reported in the state and the death count remained unchanged at 10,735, a health department official said.
The positivity rate stood at 0.6 per cent. There are 223 active cases in the state after 43 people recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,21,063.
The government release said 11,83,76,540 COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far in the state, including 46,236 doses today.
With 33 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours, the number of such recoveries rose to 12,13,658.
The COVID death count remained unchanged at 10,944.
Gujarat now has 212 active cases of COVID, with 2 patients on ventilator support, the release said.
District-wise, Ahmedabad reported 20 new COVID cases, Vadodara 8, Jamnagar 2, Surat and Vadodara 1 each.
As many as 35,035 people were vaccinated against COVID today, taking the number of doses administered so far in the state to 10.84 crore.
More than 60 per cent of new cases were reported in Mumbai.
The state's COVID case count rose to 78,81,542, while the death count reached 1,47,856.
Yesterday, the state had recorded 266 new cases and zero fatalities.
Tamil Nadu today reported 36 new COVID cases, including a returnee from Africa, taking the total number of cases to 34,54,722.
The death count remained unchanged at 38,025 with zero fatalities getting reported in the last 24 hours.
Chennai accounted for the majority of new cases with 21, Chengalpet reported 3 cases, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram and Tiruchirapalli 6 cases.
The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 34,16,376 with 39 more people getting discharged. Tamil Nadu currently has 321 active COVID-19 cases.
Today, no COVID-related death was reported in the capital compared to 2 deaths being reported yesterday.
No COVID-related death was reported.
Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release said the total active cases stand at 16 and 2 patients recovered in last 24 hours. The overall recoveries are at 1,63,839.
According to the release, the test positivity rate stood at 0.24 per cent, the recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent and the case fatality rate is at 1.18 per cent.
Odisha recorded 13 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while there was no new fatality for a fortnight, the health department said. There are 123 active COVID-19 cases and eight more patients have recuperated from the disease, according to a bulletin.
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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday that over 17 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are available with the states and union territories. As a part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been continuously supporting states and union territories by providing them with covid vaccines free of cost.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have became COVID-free again as the lone patient was cured of the disease, a health department official said on Wednesday. The patient was discharged on Tuesday.
Maharashtra's Thane district has recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus, raising its infection count to 7,09,410, an official said on Wednesday. These new cases were reported on Tuesday, he said. (PTI)
India reported 1,829 new coronavirus cases and 33 related deaths in the last 24 hours. A day earlier, the country had reported 1,569 new cases and 19 deaths. The active cases stand at 15,647.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused government officials of inadequacies and inertia as fever cases swept the country, state media reported on Wednesday. The country has reported 232,880 more people with fever symptoms, and six more deaths since last week.
The Delhi government has directed district magistrates to ensure effective last-mile coverage of those needed to be given second and precaution doses of covid vaccines. The government has made arrangements for free vaccination of people in the age group of 18 to 59 years, in addition to providing free precaution doses to those above 60, health care and frontline workers. (PTI)
Shanghai achieved on Tuesday the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones but most residents will have to put up with confinement for a while longer before resuming more normal life.