With 43,893 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s overall caseload has reached 7,990,322. This comes a day after the country saw 36,370 infections, its lowest single-day tally since July 18, when 34,884 cases were recorded.
Continuing with the recent trend of more single-day recoveries than new cases, 58,439 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovered cases to 7,259,509. Death toll, meanwhile, reached 1.2 lakh mark with 508 new fatalities.
Active cases remain below the seven lakh mark, at 610,803. Recoveries, active cases and deaths constitute 90.62%, 7.88% and 1.50% respectively of India’s total number of Covid-19 cases.
The recovery rate improves to 90.85 percent.
India’s Covid-19 fatality rate dropped to 1.50 per cent, the lowest since March 22. The Union Health Ministry said the Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) was lower than one percent in at least 14 states and Union Territories, including Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Kerala.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said it had tested a total of 105,487,680 samples for the virus thus far. Of these, it said, 1,066,786 samples were tested on October 26.