India records 17,135 fresh COVID-19 cases, 47 fatalities
New Delhi: With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India’s infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, while the active cases have declined to 1,37,057, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 5,26,477 with 47 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.31 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.49 percent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,735 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
While the daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.69 percent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.67 percent, according to the health ministry.
The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,34,03,610, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent.
According to the ministry, 204.84 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The 47 new fatalities include five from Maharashtra and Rajasthan, four from West Bengal, three each from Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Uttarakhand, two each from Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Punjab, one each from Chandigarh, Haryana, Odisha, Pondicherry and Uttar Pradesh.
Additionally, 12 deaths have been reconciled by Kerala.