New Delhi, Nov 16: With 30,548 fresh COVID-19 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, India has recorded its lowest increase in daily cases in last four months.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country’s overall caseload has surged to 88,45,127 with its death toll standing at 1,30,070 after 435 new fatalities. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.47 per cent.
There are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise of 5.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The total number of recoveries has surged to 82,49,579, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.27 per cent.
The ministry, on Monday morning, said that India continues to have one of the lowest cases per million population globally. “Fifteen states and union territories have cases per million lower than the national average,” it tweeted.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,56,98,525 samples have been tested up to November 15 with 8,61,706 being tested on Sunday.
Low testing is most likely the reason behind less number of cases reported in the last 24 hours as less than one million samples have been tested since Friday and only 8 lakh tests were carried out on Saturday.