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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 204 days

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New Delhi, October 7: With 22,431 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,38,94,312, while the active cases declined to 2,44,198, the lowest in 204 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 4,49,856 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 13 straight days.
The active cases comprise 0.72% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.95%, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,489 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 14,09,825 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 57,68,03,867.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.57%. It has been less than 3% for last 38 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.68%. It has been below three per cent for the last 104 days, according to the ministry. (PTI)