New Delhi: India recorded 41,806 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3,09,87,880, while the active cases increased to 4,32,041, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 4,11,989 with 581 fresh fatalities.
An increase of 2,095 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The active cases comprise 1.39 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate stands at 97.28 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Also, 19,43,488 tests were conducted on Wednesday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 43,80,11,958, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.15 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 24 consecutive days, the ministry said.
The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.21 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,01,43,850, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.39 per cent, the data stated.
Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 39.13 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.
The 581 new fatalities include 170 deaths from Maharashtra and 128 from Kerala.
A total of 4,11,989 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,26,390 from Maharashtra, 35,989 from Karnataka, 33,557 from Tamil Nadu, 25,021 from Delhi, 17,958 from West Bengal and 16,207 from Punjab