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India registers 13,596 Covid-19 cases, recovery rate touches 98.12 percent

India registers 13,596 Covid-19 cases, recovery rate touches 98.12 percent

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) India has registered 13,596 new cases of coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, lowest in 230 days, while the number of deaths climbed to 452,290 with 166 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry's data on Monday.
The Ministry said, the recovery rate touched 98.12 per cent as 19,582 patients recovered in past 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally of recoveries to 33,439,331.
They said, “The active caseload falls below 2 lakh-mark and is presently at 1,89,694; which is lowest in 221 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.56 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
“The daily positivity rate is 1.37 per cent, which is less than 3 per cent for last 49 days, whereas weekly positivity rate is 1.37 per cent, which also remains less than 3 per cent for the last 115 days now."
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,89,493 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 59.19 crore tests.
In past 24 hours, India administered 12,05,162 vaccine doses. The vaccination coverage has exceeded 97.79 crore landmark as per provisional reports till 7 am on Monday, the Ministry added.
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