15,786 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in India, Death Toll at 4,53,042

Meanwhile, India's recovery rate stands at 98.16 percent, the highest since March 2020.

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In the last 24 hours, India registered 15,786 fresh COVID-19 cases and 231 deaths, the Union Health Ministry announced on Friday, 22 October.

With the new fatalities, the overall death toll has increased to 4,53,042.

The recovery of 18,641 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,35,14,449. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.16 percent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload remains below the 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,75,745. Active cases presently constitute 0.51 percent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,24,263 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 59.70 crore cumulative tests.

While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.31 percent has now remained less than 3 percent for the last 119 days.

The daily positivity rate at 1.19 percent has also remained below 3 percent for the last 53 days and less than 5 percent for 136 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 61,27,277 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 inoculation coverage has reached 100.59 crore. This has been achieved through 99,59,884 sessions.

As per the Health Ministry, a total of 11,65,54,028 balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs.

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