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New Delhi : India recorded 13,596 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, down from 14,146 cases on October 17, 2021, the  lowest in 230 days. Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported for 113 consecutive days now.

On the other hand, a total of a total of 19,582 Covid-19 patients were declared cured / discharged in the country in last 24 hours taking the cumulative tally of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,34,39,331 on October 18, 2021. India’s recovery rate stands at 98.12%, at its highest peak since March 2020, according to Union Health Ministry figure.

The Active Caseload dropped to 1,89,694 on October 18, 2021, down from 1,95,846 on October 17, which is lowest in 221 days. Active cases accounted for 0.56% of the country’s total Positive Cases. on October 18, 2021.

With the administration of 12,05,162 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 97.79 crore (97,79,47,783) as per provisional reports till 7 am on October 18, 2021.  This has been achieved through 96,88,300 sessions.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,89,493 sample tests being conducted in the country. India has so far conducted over 59.19 crore (59,19,24,874) cumulative tests.

The Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.37% remains less than 3% for the last 115 days now. The Daily Positivity rate was 1.37% on October 18, 2021. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 49 days and below 5% for 132 consecutive days now.