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India Adds Over 12K New Covid-19 Cases, 13 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs

The number of active cases rose by 2,374 from Tuesday, and now constitute 0.19 per cent of the total infections.

Healthcare worker collects swab sample for Covid-19 test at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences to get tested for Covid-19 in view of rising cases in the state, in Lucknow. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: India reported 12,249 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths, while active cases went up by over 2,300 in a 24-hour span, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. 

The latest updates pushed the country’s overall Covid numbers to 4,33,31,645 cases, 5,24,903 deaths and 81,687 active cases, the data released at 8 am showed. 

The number of active cases rose by 2,374 from Tuesday, and now constitute 0.19 per cent of the total infections, the health ministry said.

The country’s Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.60 per cent as the number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 4,27,25,055. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

According to the ministry, 196.45 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. 

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020. It surpassed the grim milestone of four crore cases on January 25 this year.

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