India reported 22,842 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 6% lower than yesterday.
25,930 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. With this the recovery rate has increased to 97.87%, highest since March 2020. The daily positivity rate reaches at 1.80%, less than 3% for the last 34 days.
India’s Active Caseload is currently stands at 2, 70,557, the lowest in 199 days. Active cases now constitute less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.80%, lowest since March 2020.
Relatively, the two most affected states recording maximum Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours are Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Kerala reported 13,217 new Covid-19 cases, comprising of 57% of the country’s total. The state recorded a 13.64% test positivity rate on Saturday, still high but down substantially from close to 20% during the peak of the second wave.
Monitoring the declining trend, Kerala government has permitted the reopening of cinema theatres and indoor auditoriums with 50% capacity from October 25 with restrictions.
Further, the state government has allowed regular classes in colleges and training institutes for fully vaccinated students from Oct 18, only fully vaccinated staff to be allowed. It has allowed schools to reopen for classes 1-7, class 10, and class 12 from November 1.
Tamil Nadu reported 1,578 new Covid-19 cases, 24 deaths and 1,607 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 33 new Covid-19 cases, 0 death and 58 recoveries in last 24 hours.
In a bid to ramp up the vaccination process, India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed 90 Crore. More than 65 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.