India Reports 43,654 Covid Cases, 640 Deaths A Day After Showing Less Then 30K Infections


New Delhi: A day after reporting below 30,000 cases, India once again recorded a significant rise in fresh cases of Coronavirus. Union Health Ministry in its regular bulletin on Wednesday morning reported that India recorded 43,654 infections in the past 24 hours.

While 41,678 Covid infected people recovered, at least 640 lost lives due to the deadly disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of active cases are 3,99,436 while the death toll stands at 4,22,022. 

  • Active cases: 3,99,436
  • Total recoveries: 3,06,63,147
  • Death toll: 4,22,022
  • Total vaccination: 44,61,56,659 

As many as 17,36,857 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 46,09,00,978. The daily positivity rate increased to 2.51 per cent from 1.73 per cent on Tuesday. The weekly positivity rate stood at 2.36 per cent.

According to Union health ministry data, the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,63,147, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent. The total number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far as part of the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 44.61 crore. 

On Tuesday, the Central government expressed concerns over the increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in 22 districts of seven states of the country. While speaking at the daily media briefing of the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal said that this increase in the case of Corona is a “matter of concern”.

He said that week after week there is a steady decline in new cases of Covid. But if we compare the rate of decline in cases till now, then its lack remains a matter of concern. Agarwal pointed out that the Health Ministry is in constant touch with the states regarding the same.

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