India records 12,193 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 531,300 with 42 more fatalities

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A healthcare worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 test, amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the country, in Jammu on April 13, 2023. — PTI
A healthcare worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 test, amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the country, in Jammu on April 13, 2023. — PTI

Published: Sat 22 Apr 2023, 5:04 PM

India has recorded 12,193 fresh Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, with the number of active cases of the infection going up to 67,556, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 531,300 with 42 more fatalities, including 10 reconciled by Kerala, according to the ministry's data updated at 8am.

The tally of Covid cases was recorded at 44,881,877.

The active cases account for 0.15 per cent of the total caseload, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.66 per cent, according to the health ministry's website.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 44,283,021, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.

According to the ministry's website, 2.20 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have so far been administered to people across the country.


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