India adds 18,088 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours


New Delhi: India has recorded 18,088 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,03,74,932. The country also saw 264 deaths in a span of 24 hours, pushing India’s coronavirus death toll to 1,50,114.

Among the over 1.03 crore total Covid-19 cases, there are 2,27,546 active cases while 99,97,272 have recovered. In the past 24 hours, the country saw 21,314 recoveries, according to the Union Health Ministry.


  • Total cases: 1,03,74,932
  • Active cases: 2,27,546
  • Total recoveries: 99,97,272
  • Death toll: 1,50,114

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said it is prepared to roll out COVID-19 vaccine within about a week, but a final decision on the launch date is yet to be taken.

At a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said healthcare and frontline workers need not register themselves for the vaccination drive as their database has been uploaded on the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system in a bulk.

The provision of registration and editing of data would arise while immunising the population priority group, he said.

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