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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 243 days

COVID 19

New Delhi, October 28: With 16,156 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,31,809, while the active cases declined to 1,60,989, the lowest in 243 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.


The death toll climbed to 4,56,386 with 733 fresh fatalities including 622 from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Of the 622 deaths in Kerala, 93 were reported in the last few days, 330 were those which were not confirmed until June 18 last year due to lack of adequate documentation and 199 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and Supreme Court directions, a state government release said.
The ministry said the daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 34 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 123 consecutive days now.


The active cases comprise 0.47% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.20%, the highest since March 2020, it said. (PTI)

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