India reported 13,091 new coronavirus cases and 340 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to a health ministry update.
Besides, 13,878 recoveries were also recorded during this period, which increased total recoveries to 3,38,00,925.
The recovery rate is currently at 98.25%, highest since March 2020. The active caseload stands at 1,38,556, lowest in 266 days.
So far, 110.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country, with 57,54,817 doses being given in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Dr Ram Vishwakarma, Chairman of the Covid Strategy Group, CSIR, told NDTV on Wednesday that Emergency Use Authorisation for the Merck drug Molnupiravir -- an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 -- is likely "within days".
The medicine is meant for adults who are at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 or hospitalization. Another pill from Pfizer, Paxlovid, may take some more time, he added.
BDST: 1432 HRS, NOV 10, 2021