Mumbai: According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, India saw a slight increase in its daily coronavirus cases, with 38,617 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The country recorded 29,164 new infections on Tuesday.
India’s overall coronavirus cases increased to 89,12,908, with more than 38,000 recent cases confirmed. Whereas in the country, the number of deaths has increased to 1,30,993 after registering 474 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
Active cases continue to decrease and currently, there are only 4,46,805 cases. The number of recoveries reached 83,35,109 with 44,739 new discharges in the last 24 hours.
This is the eleventh consecutive day when India reported fewer than 50,000 cases a day. The new daily cases last crossed the 50,000-limit on 7 November.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 9,37,279 samples of COVID-19 were tested on 17 November, while a total of 12,74,80,186 samples have been tested so far.
On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry informed that the cumulative positivity is at 7.01 per cent while the Recovery Rate has improved to 93.42 per cent.