India witnessed a sharp rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, recording 9,629 fresh cases of the infection in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The number new cases is around 3,000 cases or 44 per cent more compared to the cases logged on Tuesday. While 29 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours and the current active caseload in the country stands at 61,013. On Tuesday, India recorded 6,660 Covid infections in a day while active cases at 63,380, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday.
29 deaths in last 24 hours
According to the Health Ministry data, the death toll rose to 5,31,398 with 29 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. Of the 29 deaths — six were reported in Delhi, three each in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, two each in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and one each in Odisha, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. Ten deaths were reconciled by Kerala.
Delhi logs 1095 new cases, six deaths
Delhi on Tuesday reported 1,095 fresh Covid-19 cases and six fatalities, while the positivity rate was recorded at 22.74%, according to data shared by the Delhi government’s health department. In the case of five fatalities, the primary cause of death was not Covid. The death toll from the virus in Delhi has risen to 26,606. The total case tally is 20,35,156.
Gujarat records 244 new cases, 1 death
Gujarat recorded 244 new cases of Covid-19 and one death on Tuesday. While 307 patients have recovered from the infection. Ahmedabad, was at the top in the tally with 86 cases, whereas Surat 43, Baroda 38, Mehsana 18, Gandhinagar 16, Patan 7 and Valsad reported 5 new cases of Covid – 19. While one death was reported from Mehsana due to the infection. Currently, there are total 1762 active cases in the state, out of which 3 patients are being treated on ventilator.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate in the country has been recorded at 3.52 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was pegged at 5.42 per cent. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore. The active cases now comprise 0.14 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.67 per cent, the ministry said.