In India, with 1,61,386 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, total tally of cases increased to over 4.16 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
According to MoHFW the daily positivity rate was recorded at 9.26 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 14.15 per cent.
The data updated at 8 am showed the death toll has climbed to 4,97,975 with 1,733 fatalities reported during the 24-hour period. The active cases decreased by 1,21,456 to reach 16,21,603 – 4.2 per cent of the total infections – while the recovery rate stands at 94.6 per cent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,95,11,307 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.2 per cent, the ministry said.
With the fresh cases, the total number of infections stands at 4,16,30,885, it said.