India records 15,823 fresh coronavirus cases; 226 deaths in 24 hours

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October 13

India recorded 15,823 fresh coronavirus cases during last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 3,40,01,743. Total 226 deaths have also been reported in the same time span, pushing the death toll at 4,51,189, the Union Health Ministry said.

The recovery of 22,844 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,33,42,901.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.06%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

The Active Caseload is presently 2,07,653, which is the lowest in 214 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.61% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,25,399 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 58.63 Cr (58,63,63,442) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.46% remains less than 3% for the last 110 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.19%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below3% for last 44 days and below 5% for 127 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 50,63,845 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 96.43 crore as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Wednesday. This has been achieved through 94,26,400 sessions.

More than 8.43 cr balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, as per the health ministry report.

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