New Delhi: According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, India recorded 16,156 new cases of the Covid-19, along with 733 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. India witnessed a total of 17,095 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.19 per cent which is the highest since March 2020 and total recoveries data reached to 3,36,14,434.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India slightly dipped to 1,60,989, the ministry data showed. Over 12.90 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country in the last 24 hours, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 60,44,98,405 samples have been tested up to October 27 for COVID-19. Of these 12,90,900 samples were tested on Wednesday. The total death toll in India is now at 4,56,386. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.