35,178 COVID infections, 440 deaths reported in 24 hours in India

Healthcare workers designated for COVID testing. [FPK FIle Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: India, in the last 24 hours, reported 35,178 COVID cases, the country’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The daily new cases are nearly 40 per cent increase from Tuesday’s 25,166, the lowest in 154 days.

A total of 440 deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll due to 4,32,519, said the COVID bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

India’s recovery rate from the COVID infection currently stands at 97.52 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload registered a decline of 2,431 in the past 24 hours, the total active caseload stands at 3,67,415, the lowest in the last 148 days.

The active caseloads constitute 1.14 per cent of total cases, the lowest since March 2020, as per the bulletin released by the Health Ministry.

As per the Ministry’s data, total of 37,169 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centers in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,14,85,923 to the date in India.

Meanwhile, India’s COVID vaccination coverage crossed the 56 crore mark on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report on Wednesday. A total of 55,05,075 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, said the Health Ministry bulletin.


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