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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 247 days

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New Delhi, October 31: With 12,830 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,73,300, while the active cases declined to 1,59,272, the lowest in 247 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,58,186 with 446 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 23 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 126 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.46% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.20%, the ministry said.
A decline of 2,283 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,36,55,842, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.34%.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.13%. It has been less than 2% for last 27 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 1.18%. It has been below two per cent for the last 37 days, according to the ministry.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 106.14 crore. (PTI)