Mumbai: India has reported 9,283 new COVID-19 cases and 437 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With this total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 3,45,35,763 while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll rose to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh deaths, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 47 straight days and there have been fewer than 50,000 daily new cases for 150 consecutive days.
The ministry said that active cases comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infections, which is the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
A decrease of 2,103 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in the 24-hour period.
The total samples tested for COVID-19 in the country so far stands at 63,47,74,225. “As many as 11,57,697 samples were tested yesterday,” said ICMR