India records 18 deaths to Covid in 24 hours


The Union Health Ministry reported 5,554 new coronavirus infections in India, bringing the total to 4,44,90,283, while active cases fell to 48,850.

The death toll rose to 5,28,139 with 18 new fatalities, including two deaths reconciled by Kerala, according to data updated by the ministry at 8 a.m.

Active cases account for 0.11 per cent of total infections.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 98.70%, according to the health ministry.

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by 786 cases in 24 hours, according to the report.

According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 1.47 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 1.80 per cent.

Meanwhile, the number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 4,39,13,294, with a case fatality rate of 1.19 per cent, according to the report.

So far, 214.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country as part of the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive, according to the ministry.