According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, India recorded 41,195 new coronavirus infections in last 24 hours, bringing the total COVID-19 caseload to 3,20,77,706, while active cases increased to 3,87,987.
The death toll climbed to 4,29,669 with 490 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases increased after registering a decrease for five consecutive days. They now comprise 1.21 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.
As many as 21,24,953 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 48,73,70,196.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 17 days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.23 per cent.