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Coronavirus update: India logs 18,454 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

By Rajan Nath -- October 21, 2021 10:10 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Coronavirus India update: India reported 18,454 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.

With the addition of new cases, India's active caseload stands at 1,78,831 which accounts for less than one percent of the total cases and currently it is at 0.52 percent.

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In the last 24 hours, 17,561 recoveries were reported with which the total recoveries mounted to 3,34,95,808. Consequently, the recovery rate is 98.15 percent, the highest since March 2020.

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The weekly positivity rate is at 1.34 percent, which remained below three percent for the last 118 days.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.48 percent, which is also less than three percent for the last 52 days.

Over 12 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours with which the total tests conducted crossed 59.57 crore, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday.

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A total of 12,47,506 samples were tested on October 20, while the total samples tested up to October 20 reached 59,57,42,218. With 12,47,506 samples tested, 18,454 new cases were recorded in India in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive, India has administered over 100 crore vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries.

-PTC News

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