Coronavirus Variants and Vaccinations, Coronavirus Active Cases in India, November 21 Highlights: India logged 10,488 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,10,413, while the active cases declined to 1,22,714, the lowest in 532 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,65,662 with 313 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am on Sunday.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 44 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 147 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.36 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.30 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,154 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 116.56 crore-mark, as per the data on Cowin dashboard.
#COVID-19 | India reports 10,488 new cases, 12,329 recoveries & 313 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
Total cases 3,45,10,413
Total recoveries 3,39,22,037
Death toll 4,65,662
Active cases 1,22,714
Total Vaccination: 1,16,50,55,210 pic.twitter.com/CImIcmfqTf
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2021
Rising number of Covid-19 cases in Puducherry, Ladakh worries Centre
The Health Ministry has written to Puducherry and Ladakh over the rising number of weekly Covid-19 cases. The Centre in a letter has urged the state governments to take control of the situation. According to the data shared by the government, Ladakh has logged an increase of 143 percent in weekly positivity rate from 1.98 percent in the week ending on October 26 to 4.81 per cent in the week ending on November 16.
Here are the latest and verified Covid highlights from India and around the globe: