NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday reported 27,176 new Covid
cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s coronavirus tally has jumped to 33,316,755, according to the ministry of health and family welfare's data updated at 9 am.
The daily new cases have been less than 30,000 for last four consecutive days.
The death toll has further climbed to 4,43,497 with 284 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
During the last 24 hours, the number active cases in the country declined by 11,120. The active caseload stands at 3,51,087 . They account for 1.05% of total cases.
Meanwhile, 38,012 more people discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries in the country to 32,52,2171.
The weekly positivity rate is 2.00%, which is less than 3% for last 82 days. The daily positivity rate at 1.69% is less than 3% for last 16 days.
So far, 54.60 crores samples have been tested for Covid-19. Under nationwide vaccination program, 75.89 crore. vaccine
doses have been administered to date.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on May 4. (With inputs from agencies)