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India records 12,516 new Covid-19 cases; active cases lowest in 267 days

India recorded a single-day rise of 12,516 COVID-19 cases, taking the country's tally of infections to 3,44,14,186

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Beneficiaries receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a special camp on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday, in Bikaner (Photo: PTI)
Beneficiaries receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a special camp in Bikaner. (Photo: PTI)

recorded a single-day rise of 12,516 COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the country's tally of infections to 3,44,14,186, informed the Ministry of and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, the count of active cases in the country has declined to 1,37,416, which is the lowest in 267 days.

The daily rise in new COVID-19 infections has been below 50,000 for 138 days.

The tally of active cases has declined to 1,37,416, which comprises 0.40 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. The national COVID-19 recovery rate is at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

The country also recorded 13,155 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total number total recoveries in the country to 3,38,14,080. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.07 per cent. This has been less than 2 per cent for 39 days, the ministry said.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,62,690, with 501 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The fatality rate in the country is currently at 1.34.

According to the ministry, a total of 11,65,286 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. has so far conducted a total of 62,10,67,350 COVID-19 tests.

Moreover, with the administration of 53,81,889 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 1,10,79,51,225 as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, November 12 2021. 10:45 IST