With 8,822 fresh covid-19 infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,32,45,517 on Wednesday, while the count of active cases increased to 53,637, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,24,792 with 15 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.The count of active cases now comprises 0.12 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.66 per cent, the health ministry said.
Earlier on Tuesday, India had recorded new Covid cases of 6.594. Last week, the country recorded nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases, which was the highest jump in the number of daily cases since January 2022.
With the number of fresh Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate on a steady rise, the last one week has seen four revenue districts — South, East, Central and North West — enter the “Orange Zone” with average weekly positivity rates above 5%.