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 India adds 830 Covid cases, lowest single-day tally in 197 days

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New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 caseload climbed to 4,46,45,768 on Wednesday with 830 fresh infections, the lowest single-day rise in 197 days, while the number of active cases came down to 21,607, according to Union health ministry data.

The death toll due to the viral disease climbed to 5,28,981 with one new fatality, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.05 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.77 percent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 942 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.67 percent, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 1.05 percent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from COVID-19 surged to 4,40,95,180 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 percent, it said.

So far, 219.57 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive, according to the ministry.

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