India logged 8,865 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 287 days, taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,44,56,401.
Besides, the active cases settled at 1,30,793, the lowest in 525 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The number of deaths climbed to 4,63,852 with 197 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 39 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 142 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.38 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.27 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
Source: NDTV news
BDST: 1316 HRS, NOV 16, 2021