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India adds 10,929 COVID-19 cases, 392 deaths; national recovery rate at 98.23%

Headlines 12:03 06 Nov, 2021

The daily rise in cases has been below 20,000 for 29 straight days and less than 50,000 for 132 consecutive days

India adds 10,929 COVID-19 cases, 392 deaths; national recovery rate at 98.23%

India on Saturday recorded 10,929 fresh coronavirus cases that took its infection tally to 3,43,44,683, while 392 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,60,265, according to Union health ministry data.

The number of active cases came down to 1,46,950 from 1,48,922 on Friday, the data updated at 8 am showed. The daily rise in COVID-19 cases has been below 20,000 for 29 straight days. Less than 50,000 daily cases have been reported for 132 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.43 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March last year. The national recovery rate stands at 98.23 percent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.35 percent. It has remained below two percent for the last 33 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.27 percent. It has remained below two percent for the last 43 days, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August , 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October 11, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.