India adds 43,654 COVID-19 cases, 640 deaths

New Delhi : India recorded 43,654 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, while the death toll mounted to 4,22,022with 640 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry, the active cases rose by 1,336 to stand at 3,99,436. It is now 1.27 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 41,678 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 3,06,63,147, which is 97.39 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.34 per cent.

The daily positivity has remained less than 5 per cent and was 2.51 per cent for the past one day.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 46,09,00,978 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of this, 17,36,857 were tested on Tuesday.

Till now, 44,61,56,659 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 40,02,358 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours.

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