Sunday, October 17, 2021

India reports 70,421 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

India recorded 70,421 new cases of coronavirus infections detected on Sunday, the lowest after 74 days.

According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 14.92 lakh samples tested on Sunday, compared to a weekly average of about 19 lakh. Tamil Nadu remains the highest contributor with 14,016 new cases.

The country also saw 3,936 deaths in the same period.


India’s Active Caseload declines to 9,73,158

Active Caseload below 10 lakhs after 66 days

India reports 70,421 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 74 days

2,81,62,947 total Recoveries across the country so far

1,19,501 patients recovered during the last 24 hours

Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 32nd consecutive day

Recovery Rate increases to 95.43%

Weekly Positivity Rate drops to less than 5%, currently at 4.54%

Daily positivity rate at 4.72%, less than 10% for 21 consecutive days

Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 37.96 cr total tests conducted

25.48 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

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