New Delhi, November 14: With 11,271 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India’s infection tally rose to 3,44,37,307 on Sunday, while the active cases came down to 1,35,918, the lowest in 522 days (17 months), according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.
The death toll reached 4,63,530 with 285 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new Covid infections has been below 20,000 for 37 straight days and less than 50,000 daily for 140 consecutive days now.
The active cases now comprise 0.39% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.
The average recovery rate for the country stands currently at 98.26%, the highest since March 2020, the Health Ministry said.
A decrease of 390 cases has been recorded in the active Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded to be 0.90% –less than two per cent in the last 41 days.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded to be 1.01%, which has been below 2% for the last 51 days, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,38,37,859, while the fatality rate stood at 1.35%.
The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 112.01 crore.
India’s Covid tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. (PTI)