India recorded 43,654 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 31,484,605 while the death toll climbed to 4,22,022 with 640 daily fatalities, according to Union health ministry update on Wednesday.
The active cases declined to 3,99,436 in the said time period, according to data released by the ministry at 8am. The national Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 1.27 per cent, it stated. The number of active cases fell by 1336.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,63,147, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said.
The total number of vaccine doses administered so far has reached 44.19 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.
More than 2.28 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, Union Territories and private hospitals for inoculation, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union Territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.