A health worker collects a swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a train station in Mumbai, India. File photo
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Daily new cases of coronavirus in India continued to remain below 30,000 with the country having registered 27,176 cases, pushing the total COVID-19 cases so far to 3,33,16,755, while 284 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours on Wednesday.
India witnessed a marginal spike in new COVID cases on Wednesday after a few days of continued decline in daily cases. A total of 25,404 new cases were registered on Tuesday, 27,254 on Monday and 28,591 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
With 284 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, the country's total COVID death toll increased to 4,43 497. The fatality rate has remained at 1.33 per cent for the last few days.
The active case count has declined to 3,51,087, which comprises 1.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.62 per cent the ministry said.
The body of a COVID-19 victim is wheeled in for cremation in New Delhi, India. File/AP
A reduction of 11,120 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Besides, India has logged less than 50,000 daily new cases for 80 continuous days.
The number of active cases has also declined by 11,120 and the current active cases are 351,087, which is 1.5 per cent of the total COVID infection reported in the country since early 2020.
In the same time span, a total of 38,012 COVID-infected patients have recovered, pushing the country's total recoveries to 32,522,171. The COVID recovery rate rose to 97.62 per cent on Wednesday, as per the Ministry's data.
The weekly positivity rate was reported at 2 per cent, which is less than 3 per cent for the last 82 days, while the daily positivity rate was 1.69 per cent, which remained below 3 per cent for the last 16 days.
As many hospitals grapple with an acute shortage of oxygen and beds while morgues and crematoriums overflow, experts have said India's actual figures could be far higher than reported.
India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,73,69,093 with 24,19,907 active cases and 3,15,235 deaths so far. The South Asian country's overall caseload is now at 27.37 million, while total fatalities are at 315,235, according to health ministry data.
On June 30, India recorded 817 fatalities due to the coronavirus, lowest since April 10, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday. The death figures have crossed 1,000 mark once again after three days.
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