New Delhi: India has logged 49 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have increased to 1,464 from 1,453 a day ago, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (July 19). The death toll stood at 5,31,915, the data updated at 8 am stated. The Covid case tally been recorded at 4.49 crore. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,61,625 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive..
In the meantime, Mumbai on Tuesday (July 18) reported no new coronavirus infections and zero fatalities for the second straight day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The city recorded zero new cases for the seventh time in 2023 and 11th time since March 12, 2020.
The tally of COVID-19 cases thus remained unchanged at 11,64,005 while the death toll stood at 19,775. The city has not reported coronavirus-related deaths for the last several days. As per the BMC bulletin, 528 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city during the day. Five patients recovered since previous evening. The city now has 18 active COVID-19 cases, the report said.
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