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COVID-19: India’s recovery rate touches 98 percent for first time COVID-19
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COVID-19: India’s recovery rate touches 98 percent for first time

IBNS | @indiablooms | 11 Oct 2021, 01:54 pm

New Delhi/UNI: India has reported 18,132 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 209 days as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

“193 deaths have also been reported in the last 24 hours, whereas the recovery rate has touched the 98 per cent mark, highest since March 2020," stated the Ministry.

Active cases presently constituted less than 1 percent of the country's total Positive Cases.

The Ministry said a total of 21,563 Patients recovered in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients, since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,32,93478.

The daily positivity rate is 1.75 percent less than 3 percent for the last 42 days, whereas weekly positivity rate is 1.53 per cent which remains less than 3 percent for the last 108 days now.

The Ministry said with the administration of 46,57,679 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 95 Crore (95,19,84,373) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

“This has been achieved through 92,57,689 sessions,” it said.

Meanwhile the testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded as a total of 10,35,797 tests are being conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative tally to over 58.36 crore.

The data suggested that, more than 96.75crore vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through the direct state procurement category.

“More than 8.43 Crore balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered,” the data said.