India records 18,088 new COVID cases, 264 deaths in a day; recoveries inches closer to 1-crore mark

India records 18,088 new COVID cases, 264 deaths in a day; recoveries inches closer to 1-crore mark

NewDelhi: India recorded as many as 18,088 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to 1,03,74,932, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

With 264 new fatalities, the death toll increased to 1,50,114, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,97,272, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.36 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 16th consecutive day.

There are 2,27,546 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.19 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,97,272, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.36 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

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