India records 41,157 Covid-19 cases, 518 deaths in 24 hours

The active cases in India dipped further in the last 24 hours and were logged at 422,660, accounting for 1.36 % of the total cases recorded in the country since the start of the outbreak last year.
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 09:45 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

India on Sunday recorded 41,157 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the country's cumulative tally to 31,106,065, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said. In the last 24 hours, the country also saw 518 people succumbing to Covid-19, taking its death toll to 413,609.

The active cases in India dipped further in the last 24 hours and were logged at 422,660, accounting for 1.36 % of the total cases recorded in the country since the start of the outbreak last year. Active Covid-19 cases, which refers to the existing patients in the country, have decreased by 1,365 in a span of 24 hours.

A total of 42,004 people recovered from the infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the country's recovery rate to 97.31%, the health ministry data showed.

The second wave of Covid-19 is visibly receding in most regions in the country over the past two months, except for Kerala and Maharashtra - states which are witnessing rising infections over the past four weeks, data shows.

On Saturday, India crossed the milestone of the 400-million mark in the number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered across the country so far. The new high in administering vaccine doses makes India a country with the highest number of shots given among any nation in the world with the exception of China.

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