India reports 7,974 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 7,974 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. The number of active cases in the country declined to 87,245, according to the Union health ministry.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country now account for 0.25 per cent of the total caseload, lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.38 per cent, the highest since March 2020, said the ministry.  “Active cases constitute 0.25 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020,” the ministry said.

With the administration of 68,89,025 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the cumulative vaccination coverage of India has exceeded 135.25 crore, the Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.

The ministry’s press release said, “India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 134.61 Cr (1,34,61,14,483) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,41,10,887 sessions.”