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Daily COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 538 days


New Delhi, November 22: India recorded 8,488 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 538 days, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,18,901, while the active cases declined to 1,18,443, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,65,911 with 249 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 45 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 148 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.34% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.31%, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 4,271 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.08%. It has been less than 2% for last 49 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.93%. It has been below two per cent for the last 59 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,39,34,547, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.35%.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 116.87 crore. (PTI)