India reported 16,156 new COVID-19 cases and 733 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

The country also reported 17,095 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate at 98.20 percent, which is the highest since March 2020.

The country’s active caseload stands at 1,60,989, which is the lowest in 243 days.

The active cases account for less than 1 percent of the total cases, currently at 0.47 percent, which is the lowest since March 2020.

At 1.19 percent, the weekly positivity rate is less than 2 percent for the last 34 days. The daily positivity rate stands at 1.25 percent, which is less than 2 percent for the last 24 days.

The total number of samples tested for COVID-19 till October 27 is 60,44,98,405 including 12,90,900 samples tested on Wednesday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Meanwhile, 104.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. (ANI)