Sunday, April 18, 2021

COVID-19: India logs 2,73,810 new cases in single day

 

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed 1.50 crore with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.

IMAGE: A man wearing PPE suit prepares to perform the last rites of his relative near multiple burning pyres of patients who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection at a crematorium in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images

The total tally of COVID-19 cases mounted to 1,50,61,919 and the death toll increased to 1,78,769 with a record 1,619 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase for the 40th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 19,29,329 comprising 12.81 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,29,53,821, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.19 per cent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 26,78,94,549 samples have been tested up to April 18 with 13,56,133 samples being tested on Sunday.

 

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