A medical worker takes care of a man at a hospital in New Delhi, India. AFP
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India reported on Tuesday 30,941 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative tally to 3,27,68,880, the health ministry said in a statement, noting that the country's total COVID-19 cases reach 32.77 million.
Deaths rose by 350, taking the toll to 438,560, the ministry added.
Out of the total fresh COVID infections reported on Tuesday, 19,622 were reported from Kerala — the highest among the states.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 36,275 COVID patients were discharged .
The daily positivity rate remains below 3 per cent and stands at 2.22 per cent.
In the same span of time, India reported 350 deaths due to COVID, taking the total fatalities so far to 4,38,560, according to the Union Health Ministry's report.
In the last 24 hours, active cases in India have declined by 5,684 to stand at 3,70,640. The active caseload accounts for 1.13 per cent of the total cases, the health ministry's data shows.
Also, in the last 24 hours, a total of 36,275 COVID patients were discharged, pushing the overall recoveries to 3,19,59,680. India's recovery rate from COVID infection stands at 97.53 per cent.
According to the data shared by the Health Ministry, a total of 13,94,673 COVID samples were tested in the last 24 hours, taking cumulative tests to 52,15,41,098 till Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, 59,62,286 doses of COVID vaccines were administered in India, taking the total doses of vaccination to 64,05,28,644.
The federal government said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 death toll rose by 640 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 422,022 and the country's total caseload now stands at 31.44 million infections.
The country of 1.3 billion people added a record-high of 261,500 new cases on Sunday, with one-in-six people who underwent tests returning positive coronavirus results, the ministry said.
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