Covid-19: India reports 2,183 new cases and 214 deaths in last 24 hours

Active coronavirus cases in country decline to 11,542



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By PTI

Published: Mon 18 Apr 2022, 9:54 AM

Last updated: Mon 18 Apr 2022, 10:36 AM

India logged 2,183 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 43,044,280, while the active cases declined to 11,542, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed to 521,965 with 214 fresh fatalities, including 213 from Kerala, the data updated at 8am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 16 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.83 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.32 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 42,510,773, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 1.86 billion.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the two million mark on August 7, 2020, 3 million on August 23, 4 million on September 5 and 5 million on September 16. It went past 6 million on September 28, 7 million on October 11, crossed 8 million on October 29, 9 million on November 20 and surpassed the 10-million mark on December 19.

The country crossed the grim milestone of 20 million on May 4 and 30 million on June 23 last year.

Besides 213 deaths in Kerala, one fresh fatality was reported in Uttar Pradesh.

A total of 521,965 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 147,827 from Maharashtra, 68,615 from Kerala,  40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,158 from Delhi, 23,500 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


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