NEW DELHI: India recorded 1,32,788 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,83,07,832, with the daily positivity rate dropping to 6.57 percent, according to data published on Wednesday by the Union Health Ministry.
With 3,207 new deaths, the COVID-19 death toll now stands at 3,35,102. The number of active cases fell below 20 lakh for the second day in a row, according to data updated at 8 a.m.
In addition, 20,19,773 tests were conducted on Tuesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 tests completed in the country to 35,00,57,330, with a daily Positive rate of 6.57 percent. According to the ministry, it has been less than 10 percent for nine days in a row.
The positivity rate has dropped to 8.21 per cent this week. The number of active cases has decreased to 17,93,645 cases accounting for 6.34 per cent of all infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.48 per cent.
Over the span of 24 hours, the COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 1,01,875 cases.
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