India reports 1,778 new Covid cases, 62 fatalities

23 March 2022, 12:08 pm
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With 1,778 new coronavirus infections, India’s tally of total cases rose to 4,30,12,749, while the number of active cases declined by over 800 to 23,087, according to the government data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,16,605 with 62 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases now constitute 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

A reduction of 826 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in the last 24 hours, it said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.26 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.36 per cent, according to the ministry.

The latest 24 hours saw a total of 6,77,218 Covid tests being conducted. India has so far cumulatively conducted over 78.42 crore tests.