Coronavirus update: India logs 8,488 new cases in last 24 hrs, lowest in 538 days

By Rajan Nath -- November 22, 2021 10:11 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Coronavirus India update: India reported 8,488 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest in 538 days, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday.

As many as 249 people succumbed to the Covid-19 infection in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,65,911. Kerala has recorded 5,080 Covid-19 cases and 40 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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Meanwhile, India's active caseload stands at 1,18,443 which now accounts for less than 1 percent of total cases, currently at 0.34 percent, the lowest since March 2020.

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Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautionsAccording to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), as many as 12,510 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery tally in the country has gone up to 3,39,34,547. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.31 percent.

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"Daily positivity rate (1.08 percent) less than 2 percent for last 49 days. Weekly Positivity Rate (0.93 percent) less than 2 percent for last 59 days," the ministry said while giving coronavirus update about India.

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#covid19 India reports 8,488 new cases (lowest in 538 days), 12,510 recoveries & 249 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry.

Active cases stand at 1,18,443 - lowest in 534 days (account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.34% - lowest since March 2020)

- Anirban Bhattacharya (@anirbanbh) 22 Nov 2021

Meanwhile, the total samples tested for Covid-19 up to November 21 stand at 63,25,24,259. Of these, 7,83,567 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Over 116 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

-PTC News

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