NEW DELHI: In the last two hours, 2, 9 new Covid-1 cases and 3 deaths have been reported in India, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
The total number of Kovid-1 cases rose to 3,35,31,498 on Wednesday, while the number of active cases dropped to 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health, which was updated on Wednesday.
The death toll rose to 3, with fresh deaths of 5,76, according to the latest update at 8am.
The ministry said active infections accounted for 0.90 percent of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 percent, the highest since March 2020.
In the case of Covid-1 cas caseload, 56 cases have been recorded.
A total of 15,92,395 tests were carried out in the country on Tuesday to identify Covid-1, which has so far caught 55,67,54,282.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.69 percent. For the last 23 days it has been less than three percent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.08 percent. It has been below three per cent for the past few days, the ministry said.
The number of recoveries from the disease has risen to 3,27,83,741 and the death rate in cases has been recorded at 1.33 percent.
The continuous dose administered in the country under the nationwide Covid-1 vaccination campaign has exceeded 82.65 crore.
The number of Kovid-1t in India has crossed 20 lakhs in August-August, 2020, lakh lakhs in August 2, lakh lakhs in September 5 and 50 lakhs in September 1. , 2 October has exceeded one lakh, 20 November has exceeded one lakh and 1 December has exceeded one crore.
India has crossed two crore horrific milestones on May 2 and 3 crore on June 2.
Of the 383 new deaths, 214 were in Kerala and 70 in Maharashtra.
A total of 4,45,768 people have died so far in the country, including 1,38,616 from Maharashtra, 37,648 from Karnataka, 35,379 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,897 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,678 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of deaths were due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of statistics on a state basis was subject to further verification and reconciliation.
(With input from PTI)


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