Updated 18 Dec 2021, 6:15 am
India on Saturday reported 7,145 new COVID-19 cases and 289 more fatalities. With it, the COVID-19 active caseload stood at 84,565, lowest in 569 days, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
The country's COVID-19 active cases account for less than one per cent of total cases, currently at 0.24 per cent; lowest since March 2020. Kerala today has the highest number of active cases among all states and Union territories with 33,098 cases.
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The COVID-19 confirmed caseload in the country mounted to 3,47,33,194, while the death toll reached 4,77,158 as 289 more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, as per the ministry's morning bulletin.
The recovery rate currently at 98.38 per cent is highest since March 2020. A total of 8,706 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. With it, the country's total recoveries reached 3,41,71,471.
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The daily positivity rate (0.57%) remained less than two per cent for last 75 days, while the weekly positivity rate (0.62%) stood below one per cent for the last 34 days.
Meanwhile, 66.28 crore total tests have been conducted so far and 136.66 cr vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
First published:18 Dec 2021, 6:13 am
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