India records 8,488 new COVID-19 cases, 249 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 8,488 new COVID-19 cases, 249 deaths and 12,510 recoveries in the last 24 hours on Monday.

India records 8,488 new COVID-19 cases, 249 deaths in last 24 hours
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New Delhi: India recorded 8,488 new COVID-19 cases, 249 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,45,18,901 and the total death toll to 4,65,911, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Monday (November 22, 2021). 

The country also recorded 12,510 recoveries today taking the total recoveries in the country to 3,39,34,547. The active cases declined to 1,18,443, the lowest in 533 days. A decrease of 4,271 cases has been recorded in the active number of COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 45 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 148 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.34 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.31 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.08 percent. It has been less than two percent for last 49 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.93 percent. It has been below two percent for the last 59 days, according to the ministry.

Additionally, the cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 116.87 crore.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting on Monday with Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Puducherry. "Our discussion will centre around progress of #COVID19 vaccination in these regions & the roadmap to further scale up our fight against the pandemic," he tweets.

(With agency inputs)

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