Covid-19: India records 18,222 new cases and 228 deaths

New Delhi: With 18,222 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,04,31,639 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,50,798 with 228 new deaths.

As many as 1,00,56,651 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.41 per cent.

There are 2,24,190 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which constitutes 2.16 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 18,02,53,315 samples have been tested so far — 9,16,951 of them on Friday — for coronavirus infection.


NT Bureau