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New Delhi : India logged 8,865 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, down from 10,229 cases on November 15, 2021. Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported for 142 consecutive days now.

On the other hand, a total of 11,971 Covid-19 patients were declared cured / discharged in the country in last 24 hours, up from 11,926 recoveries on November 15, 2021, increasing the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,38,61,756 on November 16, 2021, according to Union Health Ministry figure. India’s recovery rate (RR) improved to  98.27% on November 16.

The Active Caseload dropped to 1,30,793 on November 16, 2021, from 1,34,096 cases on November 15, the lowest in 525 days. Active cases accounted for 0.38% of the country’s total Positive Cases on November 16, the lowest since March 2020.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 11,07,617 sample tests being conducted in the country. India has so far conducted over 62.57 Crore (62,57,74,159) sample tests.

The Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.97% remains less than 2% for the last 53 days now. The Daily Positivity rate was 0.80% on November 16, 2021.. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 2% for last 43 days and below 3% for 78 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 59,75,469 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 112.97 Crore (1,12,97,84,045) as per provisional reports till 7 am on November 16, 2021.  This has been achieved through 1,16,00,209 sessions.