Covid-19: 13,058 new cases in 24 hours, lowest in 231 days


October 19

India reported 13,058 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 231 days. This took the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country so far to 3,40,94,373.

164 deaths have been registered in the last 24 hours and total death toll so far increased to 4,52,454, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The recovery of 19,470 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,34,58,801.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.14%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

The Active Caseload has fallen below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,83,118, which is now lowest since March 2020. Active cases presently constitute 0.54% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 11,81,314 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 59.31 Cr (59,31,06,188) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.36% remains less than 3% for the last 116 days now.

The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 1.11%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 50 days and below 5% for 133 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 87,41,160 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 98.67 crore as per provisional reports.

This has been achieved through 97,44,653 sessions.


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