India's daily Covid-19 tally up slightly with 92,596 fresh infections; 2219 new fatalities in 24 hours
India on Wednesday recorded 92,596 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the cumulative tally in the country to 29,089,069, the health ministry said.
The country also recorded 2219 deaths in the last 24 hours, data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 353,528 people have succumbed to the viral contagion in the country since the start of the pandemic.
As of Wednesday, India has 1,231,415 active infections across the country, which comprise 4.5% of the total infections recorded so far, the health ministry data showed.
A total of 162,664 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries in the country to 27,504,126. The recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 27 consecutive days.
India's daily tally had dipped under than one lakh new coronavirus infections after a gap of 63 days on Tuesday, signalling the receding second wave of infections that threw the country's medical health infrastructure out of gear in the last 2 months.
Strengthening its fight against the virus, India has administered 2,39,058,360 Covid-19 vaccine shots in the mass immunisation drive.
According to Union Health Ministry, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 5.66 per cent, the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.66 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 16th consecutive days.
Notably, the recoveries have continued to outnumber the daily Covid cases. As many as 1,62,664 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries had reached 2,75,04,126 in the country taking the recovery rate at 94.55 per cent.
A total of 19,85,967 tests were conducted on Tuesday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 37,01,93,563, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.66 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said.