India witnessed a surge in the number of Covid cases with 16,159 infections reported in the past 24 hours against previous day's 13,086 count, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
In the same period, 28 fatalities took the nationwide death toll to 5,25,270.
Meanwhile, the active caseload has also risen to 1,15, 212 cases, accounting for 0.26 per cent of the total positive cases.
The recovery of 15,394 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,29,07,327. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also marginally risen to 3.56 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate stands at 3.84 per cent.
Also in the same period, a total of 4,54,465 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 86.49 crore.
As of Wednesday morning, the Covid vaccination coverage exceeded 198.20 crore, achieved via 2,59,16,027 sessions.
Over 3.70 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.