Along with the decrease in active cases up to 1,786...
New Delhi: India added 92 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while active cases fell to 1,786 from 1,844 on Tuesday, according to an update by the health ministry on Wednesday.
Tally of reported cases now stands at 4,49,93,579 (4.49 crore), while death toll stands at 531,898.
Health experts have noted a steady fall in hospital admissions due to the declining number of cases. Despite this, elderly individuals and those with comorbid conditions remain at risk.
Vulnerable populations have been advised to take their booster shots and continue observing covid-19 protocols. Experts say that the current variants of the coronavirus are likely to be less severe due to widespread hybrid immunity, a result of both vaccination efforts and natural infections.
Over 44.46 million people have recovered from the disease so far, marking a recovery rate of 98.81%. About 149 people recovered in the past 24 hours.
The health ministry advised the state governments to examine the situation of covid-19 at the micro level--district and sub-districts--and maintain focus on implementation of necessary measures for prompt and effective management of covid-19 duly ensuring effective compliance.
Around 69,638 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests done so far to 92.93 crore.
Under the covid vaccination drive, more than 220.67 crore vaccine doses have been administered to the people across the country so far. In the last 24 hours, around 356 vaccine doses were given.