Covid-19: India records 18,55 new cases and 163 deaths

New Delhi: With 18,855 fresh cases, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,07,20,048 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,54,010 with 163 more fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,03,94,352, pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.96 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country remained below two lakh for the 10th consecutive day.

There are 1,71,686 active Coronavirus cases in the country, which account for only 1.60 per cent of the total number of cases, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 19,50,81,079 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease across the country, including 7,42,306 on Thursday.

The Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the Covid-19 deaths in the country occurred due to comorbidities.

 

NT Bureau