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India reports 13,451 COVID-19 cases, lowest in 242 days

India reports 13,451 COVID-19 cases, lowest in 242 days

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MNEW DELHI: India reported 13,451 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 3,42,15,653, while the active cases declined to 1,62,661, the lowest in 242 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll in the country jumped to 4,55,653 with 585 fresh fatalities.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 33 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 122 consecutive days.

The active cases comprise 0.48 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.19 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 1,155 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.03 per cent. It has been less than 2 per cent for last 23 days.

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Published On: Oct 27, 2021