India reports 2,85,914 COVID cases, 665 deaths in last 24 hours

Healthcare workers inside COVID testing centre. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: India, in the last 24 hours, logged 2,85,914 coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID cases to 4,00,85,116, the Health Ministry of India said on Wednesday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,91,127 with 665 fresh fatalities. The active cases have decreased to 22,23,018 and comprise 5.55 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has decreased to 93.23 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 13,824 cases has been recorded in the active COVID caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.16 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.33 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,73,70,971, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.23 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the countrywide COVID vaccination drive has exceeded 163.58 crores.


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