India added a single-day rise of 7,830 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the highest in 223 days, and the count of active cases in the country has increased to 40,215, according to the data released by the Health Ministry.
The death count due to the contagious disease has increased to 5,31,016 with 16 new fatalities – two each in Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, and one each in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Five virus-related deaths were reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The infection count reported today – which is a sharp jump from yesterday when India reported 5,676 cases – has taken the total number of Covid cases reported in the country so far to 4,47,76,002.
The country had recorded a single-day jump of 7,946 COVID-19 cases on September 1 last year.
Active cases now account for 0.09 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.72 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,42,04,771, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent, the data showed.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.