Sunday, October 17, 2021

India recorded 15,823 fresh coronavirus cases

India added 15,823 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3,40,01,743, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.

The national Covid recovery rate increased to 98.06 per cent, the ministry stated.

The death toll reached 4,51,189 with 226 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases have declined to 2,07,653, the lowest in 214 days, comprising 0.61 per cent of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.06 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 7,247 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.46 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 110 days, according to the ministry.

A total of 13,25,399 tests were conducted on Tuesday, taking the number of cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,63,63,442.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 33342901, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

Over 96.43 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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