India Reports 18,819 New COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 hrs


New Delhi: India on Thursday reported its highest daily Covid cases with 18,819 positives in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 4,34,52,164.

With the spike in cases, the active cases have climbed to 1,04,555 and constitute 0.23% of the total cases.

Meanwhile, 39 patients died and 13,827 recuperated from Covid in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), more than 4.52 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours and the total tests are over 86.23 crore.

On the vaccination front, 14,17,217 doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries in the last 24 hours and the overall vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.61 crore, according to health ministry data.

Over 193.53 crore doses have been provided to states and Union Territories (UTs) so far, the ministry said.

“More than 11.59 crore (11,59,52,475) balance and unutilised Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered,” it added.

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