India adds 46,164 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs


India's tally of daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases increased again on Wednesday after 46,164 fresh positive cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Union Health Ministry.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 34,159 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres, taking the total number of cured to 3,17,88,440 to the date in India, as per the health ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 4,36,365 with 607 fresh fatalities. On Wednesday 37,593 fresh infections and 648 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, and on Tuesday the country had registered 25,467 new cases and 354 deaths in the last 24 hours.

India’s recovery rate from Covid infection has declined to 97.63 per cent. On the other side, total active caseload has seen a substantial growth of 11,398 in the last 24 hours and currently stands at 3,33,725.

As many as 17,87,283 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 51,31,29,378.