India recorded 2,468 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,46,01,934, while the active cases declined to 33,318, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
The toll climbed to 5,28,733 with 17 more fatalities, which included nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.
A decline of 1,280 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.32 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,40,39,883, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
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The death count increased to 10,773 after one more person succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 0.4 per cent, he said.
The recovery count increased by 15 to touch 10,43,501, leaving the state with 111 active cases, the official said.
With 3,185 samples examined during the day, the overall test count in the state went up to 3,00,62,232, he added.
A government release said 13,31,83,932 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far, including six on Wednesday.
Hyderabad district reported the highest number of cases at 41.
A COVID-19 bulletin said 99 people recuperated from the infection raising the cumulative number of recoveries till date to 8,33,585.
The recovery rate stood at 99.44 per cent.
No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the count continued to be 4,111.
The bulletin said 6,250 samples were tested today.The number of active cases was 547, it said.
Chennai and Chengalpet topped the list at 92 and 37 cases respectively, while the remaining was spread across other districts, a medical bulletin said.
Recoveries grew to 35,42,208 with 505 people recuperating from the virus in the last 24 hours, leaving 5,172 active cases.
As many as 20 districts reported new cases below 10 while Ramanathapuram and Theni reported nil infections, each.
The state capital leads among districts with 2,325 active infections and overall 7,90,997 coronavirus cases.A total of 13,100 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of tests so far to 6.94 crore, the bulletin said.
The recovery figure rose to 11,62,035 after 61 people recuperated during the day, leaving the state with 327 active cases, he said.
Raipur and Durg districts led the tally with four cases each, followed by one in Bilaspur, among other districts. Not a singl case was reported in 21 districts of the state.
As 1,097 samples were examined during the day, the overall test count went up to 1,86,56,206, he added.
No Covid-related fatality was reported, the department said in its latest bulletin.
With the new cases, Delhi's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 20,03,746 while the death count stands at 26,503, it said.
The new cases were detected from 6,773 tests conducted the previous day, it said.
The national capital had recorded 74 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 1.07 per cent on Tuesday.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 380. A total of 256 patients are under home isolation, the bulletin said.
Of the 8,857 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in various city hospitals, 45 are occupied, it said.
There are 45 containment zones in Delhi, it added.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting held on September 22, discussed the COVID-19 situation in the national capital.
According to the minutes of the meeting, Delhi LG V K Saxena, who is the chairman of the DDMA, said Delhi could do a little better on the vaccination front.
Out of a total of 1.33 crore beneficiaries eligible for the precaution doses, it was found that only 31.49 lakh (24 per cent) had taken them till September 20, according to the data shared during the meeting.
Delhi on Wednesday logged 96 fresh COVID cases with a positivity rate of 1.42 per cent, according to data issued by the city health department here.
The DDMA also gave its nod for extending the contractual engagement of staff in hospitals till December 31.
In March 2020, amid a surge in cases, hospitals were allowed to engage contractual staff like nursing orderlies and sanitation workers up to 25 per cent, in addition to sanctioned strength, till June that year.
Subsequently, COVID hospitals were also given a go-ahead to engage 25 per cent additional doctors and 40 per cent more nurses and orderlies above the sanctioned strength.
This was last extended till June 30 this year for COVID as well as non-COVID hospitals.
The death count remained unchanged at 19,733.
The city has reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. On Tuesday, the financial capital had logged 155 COVID-19 cases, but zero fatalities.
The new COVID-19 cases were detected after 6,713 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 1,83,36,710, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said.
A day ago, 4,387 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city.
The tally of recuperated cases rose to 11,30,300 after 116 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness in the last 24 hours, said the bulletin.
The city has a coronavirus recovery rate of 98.2 per cent and now is left with 795 active cases.
Of the 127 new COVID-19 cases, only 9 patients were symptomatic, according to the BMC.The growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city stood at 0.008 per cent between September 28 and October 4, while the case doubling rate was 8,468 days.
The state had recorded 67 infections and two fatalities on Tuesday.
The death count, however, remained unchanged at 9,198.
Odisha now has 943 active cases, while 13,24,399 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 169 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.The state tested 7,459 samples for coronavirus since Tuesday at a daily positivity rate of 0.91 per cent.
Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release said the 43 cases surfaced at the end of examination of 373 samples in the last 24 hours, ending 10 AM today.
While Puducherry region alone accounted for 34 out of the 43 new cases, Karaikal registered nine infections. Mahe and Yanam regions however had nil cases.
The Director said the active cases were 218 which comprised six patients in hospitals and the remaining 212 in home quarantine.
As many as 72 patients recovered during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries were 1,72,561. The test positivity rate was 11.53 per cent, the official said.
There was no fresh fatality today and the death count remained at 1,974.
The Director said the Health Department has so far examined 24,12,626 samples and found 20,44,162 of them to be negative.
The fatality and recovery rates were 1.13 per cent and 98.75 per cent, respectively.The Department of Health has till now administered 22,35,206 doses which comprised 9,93,337 first doses, 8,55,157 second doses and 3,86,712 booster doses, the Director said.
Authorities have stressed on the need to keep a continued vigil against COVID-19 in view of the festival season, even as they gave their nod to dismantle three remaining Covid care centres in the city and vacate the land.