As many as 200,739 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. With this, the positive case tally of the country has mounted to 1,40,74,564.
In the last 24 hours, as many as 10,38 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,73,123.
The total active Covid-19 caseload in the country increased by 1,06,173 to 14,71,877, while total recovered cases stood at 1,24,29,564.
As per the Health Ministry's data released on Wednesday, 10 states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Kerala, have shown a steep rise in daily new Covid-19 cases accounting for 82.04 per cent of the fresh infections being reported in a day.
Yesterday, Maharashtra reported as many as 58,952 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 35,78,160, while 278 new fatalities pushed the toll to 58,804 in the State.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 11,44,93,238 till today.