Coronavirus update: India reports 15,981 new Covid-19 cases

By Rajan Nath -- October 16, 2021 12:47 pm -- Updated:October 16, 2021 12:50 pm

Coronavirus India update: India on Saturday reported 15,981 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The daily new cases were reported to be less than 20,000 for the past eight days now.

With this, the active caseload is presently 2,01,632, which is the lowest in 218 days and presently constitutes 0.59 percent of the country's total positive cases.

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The recovery of 17,861 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,33,99,961. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.08 percent, which is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

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Also, the weekly positivity rate is at 1.44 percent which is less than three percent for the last 113 days now. The daily positivity rate is reported to be 1.73 percent and has remained below three percent for the last 47 days and below five percent for 130 consecutive days now.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. In the last 24 hours, a total of 9,23,003 tests were conducted, talking the cumulative tests conducted so far to 58,98,35,258.

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Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 97.23 crores. As per provisional reports, till 7 am today, 97,23,77,045 doses have been administered in the country so far through 96,05,482 sessions. Of the total, 1,03,75,703 health care workers received the first dose and 90,68,232 second vaccine doses; 1,83,61,275 front line workers were administered the first dose and 1,54,90,253 were given the second dose of the vaccine.

According to the health ministry, 39,14,51,891 people in the age group 18-44 years were administered the first dose while 10,85,40,506 were given the second dose.

-PTC News

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