India added 9,283 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
With this, the active caseload of the infection stands at 1,11,481, which is the lowest in 537 days. As many as 437 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 infection in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,66,584.
Meanwhile, India’s active caseload now accounts for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.32 per cent, the lowest since March 2020.
“Daily positivity rate (0.80 per cent) less than 2 per cent for last 51 days. Weekly Positivity Rate (0.93 per cent) less than 2 per cent for last 61 days,” the ministry said.
The total samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 23 stand at 63,47,74,225, according to Indian Council of Medical Research. Of these, 11,57,697 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Over 118 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 258.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.16 million and vaccinations to over 7.44 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.