Updated on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 10:01 AM IST

India records 10,853 fresh COVID-19 cases, 526 deaths

(PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)

(PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)


India on Sunday recorded 10,853 fresh coronavirus cases that took its infection tally to 3,43,55,536, while 526 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,60,791, according to Union health ministry data.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 30 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 133 consecutive days now, the ministry said.

The number of active cases came down to 1,44,845, the data updated showed. The active cases comprise 0.42 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March last year. The national recovery rate stands at 98.24 per cent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.

The data stated that a decrease of 2,105 cases has been recorded in active COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. It has remained below 2 per cent for the last 34 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.28 per cent. It has remained below 2 per cent for the last 44 days, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from COVID-19 surged to 3,37,49,900, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 108.21 crore, it stated.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths in the country occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Published on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 09:56 AM IST