India recorded 18,819 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,34,52,164. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated today, the active cases rose to 104,555 today.
The death count climbed to 5,25,116 with 39 new COVID fatalities in India.
The active cases comprise 0.21 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.58 per cent, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, Kolhapur district in Maharashtra has reported two COVID deaths in the past two days. The deaths have been reported after a gap of several months. Both the patients were elderly with comorbidity and were on the ventilator for some days. Kolhapur has 53 active patients, of them, 7 are undergoing treatment in hospitals.