India records over 18,000 new Covid-19 cases, tally over 1.03 cr

New Delhi: India recorded 18,177 new Covid cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Sunday, taking the total number of infections to over 1.03 crore.

As the infection tally stood at 10,323,965, the number of active cases Covid-19 also dipped to 247,220 even as the country’s death toll rose to 149,435.

The Union health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard at 8am showed there were 20,923 recoveries between Saturday and Sunday morning, which have taken the total number of patients cured of the viral disease to 9,927,310 and the national recovery rate to 96.15%.

A total of 17,48,99,783 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to January 2. Of these, 9,58,125 samples were tested yesterday, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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