Over 18,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hrs push India’s tally past 5 lakh

Six days after it recorded four lakh infections, India’s COVID-19 tally raced past five lakh on Saturday with the highest single-day surge of 18,552 cases, while the death toll climbed to 15,685, according to Union health ministry data.

The COVID-19 caseload zoomed to 5,08,953, while 384 fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases stands at 1,97,387, while 2,95,880 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated figure at 8 AM.

“Thus, around 58.13 per cent patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.


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