India reports 1,778 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

World Wednesday 23/March/2022 10:24 AM
India reports 1,778 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 1,778 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, active cases in India declined further to 23,087 said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

For the fourth consecutive day, the daily cases were below the 2000-mark. The country's active cases now comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections. The cumulative COVID-19 tally in the country is now at 4,30,12,749.

The death toll has climbed to 5,16,543, with 33 daily fatalities, while the recoveries have surged to 4,24,70,515 with 2,542 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.74 per cent and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 per cent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.28 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was at 0.39 per cent, the health ministry said.

A total of 5,68,471 COVID-19 tests were conducted in India in the last 24 hours. India has so far conducted over 78.36 crore cumulative tests.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 181.56 crore.