India reports 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, a low of 287 days

The country’s current active coronavirus case tally at 1,30,793 was also the lowest in 525 days.
A healthcare worker collects swab samples of underprivileged children for Covid-19 test in Kolkata.(ANI )
A healthcare worker collects swab samples of underprivileged children for Covid-19 test in Kolkata.(ANI )
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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India on Tuesday reported 8,865 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a low of 287 days. 

According to the Union health ministry's updated data, the country’s current active case tally at 1,30,793 was also the lowest in 525 days. Further, the active case count at 0.38 per cent was at its lowest since March 2020 when the pandemic first hit the country.

A decrease of 3,303 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The ministry said the daily rise in new infections has been below 20,000 for 39 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 142 consecutive days now.

With 11,971 people getting cured in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate currently stood at 98.27 per cent -- the highest since March 2020 -- taking the total recoveries to 3,38,61,756.

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As many as 197 people died from related ailments in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatality count to 4,63,852.

The daily positivity rate that was currently 0.80 per cent has remained below 2 per cent for the last 43 days.

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So far, 62.57 crore samples have been tested against the virus, while 112.97 crore vaccines have been administered as a shield against the disease since the drive's launch earlier this year.

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