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India reported on Wednesday 38,353 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
The south Asian nation's tally of infections crossed 32 million, the second-highest worldwide after the United States.
According to a government statement overall deaths in the country increased by 497 overnight, pushing the tally to 429,179.
Overall deaths in the country increased by 497 overnight, pushing the tally to 429,179 .
On Tuesday, the country had added 28,204 cases, the lowest in the last 147 days. With 497 more deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 has climbed to 4,29,179.
India has achieved the highest recovery rate ever which currently stands at 97.45 per cent.
As per the health ministry's data the active caseload has registered a substantial decline of 2,157 and currently stands at 3,86,354, the lowest in 140 days. The active caseload constitutes 1.21 per cent of the total cases, the lowest since March 2020.
The active caseload constitutes 1.21 per cent of the total cases, the lowest since March 2020.
A total of 40,013 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, outnumbering new infections, taking the total number of cured to 31,220,981 to date in India.
The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.34 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 3 per cent for 16 continuous days and currently stands at 2.16 per cent.
Another 4,454 deaths in 24 hours — the second-highest daily figure so far — took India's toll to 303,720. It has added the last 50,000 deaths in under two weeks, according to government figures.
The Union Health Ministry said, a total of 45,254 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,99,33,538 till date. This is the 32nd consecutive day when India reported less than 100,000 new coronavirus cases.
Deaths grew by 4,077, while infections rose by 311,170 - the smallest rise in daily cases in over three weeks, health ministry data showed on Sunday. Total infections have risen by over 2 million this week and deaths by nearly 28,000.
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