In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,615 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday, adding further that the new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 5,28,584 in the country.

Covid cases on rise
People not wearing masks at Lajpat Nagar market. According to new guidelines by Delhi Government, masks are mandatory after the rise in Covid cases, in New DelhiIANS

The active caseload at 40,979 accounts for 0.09 per cent of the country's total positive cases. The recovery of 4,972 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,40,09,525. India's recovery rate now stands at 98.72 per cent.


Meanwhile, the daily and weekly positivity rates stood at 1.12 per cent and 1.55 per cent, respectively. Also in the same period, a total of 3,23,293 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.44 crore.

As of Wednesday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 217.96 crore. Over 4.09 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.