India has recorded 15,823 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of infections to 3,40,01743, while the national Covid recovery rate has increased to 98.06%, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the ‘Union at 8 a.m.
The death toll has reached 4,51,189 with 226 new deaths, data updated as of 8 a.m.
The daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been less than 30,000 for 19 consecutive days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 108 consecutive days now.
Active cases fell to 2,07,653, or 0.61% of total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.06%, the ministry said.
No less than 13,25,399 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the past 24 hours, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) informed on Wednesday.
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The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the emergency registration process for Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine was on hold pending certain missing data and legal proceedings, which the United Nations agency, will be “resolved very soon,” reported the Reuters news agency.
“We are working almost daily with the Ministry of Health in Russia to resolve the remaining issues to be addressed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund,” said Mariangela Simao, WHO Deputy Director General for Access to Medicines and Medicines. health products.
The Punjab reported 28 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of infections in the state to 6,01938, according to a medical bulletin.
No Covid-related deaths have been reported in the state in a 24-hour period, he showed. The number of deaths stands at 16,532.
Of the new cases, five were reported in Pathankot and four in Bathinda, Mohali and Jalandhar, according to the data. The number of active cases of the disease in the state now stands at 223.
Sixteen more people recovered from the infection, bringing the number of people cured to 5,85,183, according to the bulletin.
Chandigarh, meanwhile, did not report any new infections on Wednesday. The number of cases in the territory of the Union amounts to 65,285 and deaths to 820. The number of active cases in the city is 37, while the number of recoveries is 64,428.
Up to nine million people in Maharashtra have so far received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which is the highest in the country, the state government said on Wednesday.
“Until Wednesday evening, Maharashtra was able to immunize nine crore people. The number of those who received the two doses stands at 2.76 crore. These numbers are the highest compared to other states in the country.” , said the Ministry of Health. said Minister Rajesh Tope.
The state government is working to vaccinate more people as soon as possible, he added.