India On Wednesday, added 53,480 covid cases to take its total caseload to 12,149,335.
And, with 354 new fatalities, the most in a day since December 17, its Covid-19 death toll reached 162,468, or 1.34 per cent of total confirmed infections.
According to Business Standard, India now accounts for 2.51% of all active cases globally (one in every 40 active cases), and 5.77% of all deaths (one in every 17 deaths).
Among Indian states, the top 5 in terms of number of vaccine shots administered are Mahashtra (10736963), Rajasthan (10335156), Uttar Pradesh (9982124), Gujarat (9435715), and West Bengal (9215321).
The count of active cases across India saw a net increase of 11,846 on Wednesday, compared with 18,912 on Tuesday.
States that have seen the biggest daily net increase in active cases are Maharashtra (3959), Chhattisgarh (1876), Karnataka (1692), Madhya Pradesh (884), and Tamil Nadu (863).