NEW DELHI, Jul 14
India reported 38,792 new Covid-19 cases and 624 deaths in 24 hours on Wednesday, as per the Union Health Ministry's data. The Nation's cumulative Covid case count is now 3.09 crore and the total toll stands at 4,11,408.
The country also registered 41,000 recoveries in the same period, taking the current active caseload to 4,29,946 cases.
As compared to Tuesday's figures, more than 7,000 additional fresh cases were registered on Wednesday. On Tuesday, India had reported its lowest daily spike in cases in nearly four months at 31,443.
Meanwhile, under the National vaccination drive, more than 38.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India so far. Of these, 37.14 lakh doses were given in the last 24 hours.
At a press conference on Tuesday, NITI Aayog (Health) member Dr VK Paul said that signs of the third wave of Covid-19 infections are already being seen in parts of the world. He added that as many as 3.9 lakh new confirmed cases are being reported from across the globe each day.
"Earlier today, PM Modi clearly said that we should focus on keeping the third wave at bay, instead of discussing when it would strike India. The Prime Minister stated that carelessness at this stage can lead to a massive jump in cases," said Dr VK Paul.