New Delhi: India recorded 19,740 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours following which the country’s active count dropped to its lowest in 206 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday (October 9, 2021) morning. The active coronavirus caseload now stands at 2,36,643 and accounts for less than 1% of the total infections.
The health ministry stated that the weekly positivity rate has now declined to 1.62%, while the daily positivity rate is currently at 1.56%.
There were also 248 fresh fatalities that pushed India’s total death toll to 4,50,375.
On the other hand, 23,070 people recovered in the last 24 hours and took the total number of recoveries to 3,32,48,291. The recovery rate has now improved to its highest since March 2020 and stands at 97.98%.
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