India adds 14,623 new cases, 197 deaths in last 24 hours

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India reported 14,623 new COVID-19 cases, 19,446 recoveries and 197 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

New Delhi: India reported 14,623 new COVID-19 cases, 19,446 recoveries and 197 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.


Of these new infections, 7,643 cases were reported in Kerala on Tuesday. With this, the country’s active caseload stands at 1,78,098, the lowest in 229 days and less than one per cent of the total cases, which currently stands at 0.52 per cent.


The recovery rate currently stands at 98.15 per cent and is the highest since March 2020.


According to the Ministry of Health, more than 59.44 crore samples have been tested so far in the country.
Meanwhile, under the nationwide vaccination campaign, more than 99.12 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India so far. (ANI)

First published:October 20, 2021, 9:52 am

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