India reported 38,353 COVID-19 cases and 497 deaths in last 24 hours. At the same time, 40,013 people recovered from the virus. While the numbers show a significant spike from Tuesday's tally of 28,204 cases and 373 deaths, recoveries have remained high. On Wednesday morning, the active caseload dropped to 3.86 lakh - the lowest in 140 days. The recovery rate has now risen to 97.45%.
According to the Health Ministry, more than 53.24 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and union territories thus far and an additional 72,40,250 doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 51,56,11,035 doses, as per data available at 8 am today.
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