New Delhi: India has logged 19 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases have been recorded at 256, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday (October 20). The death toll was recorded at 5,33,293, the data updated at 8 am stated. The country’s Covid case tally is 4.50 crore (4,50,01,268). The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 4,44,67,719 and the national recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry’s website.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far. India saw a single-day rise of four coronavirus cases, while the number of active cases of the infection was recorded at 278, according to the Union health ministry’s data updated on Sunday.
The death toll due to the viral infection stands at 5,33,293, the data updated at 8 am stated. The COVID-19 case tally of the country stands at 4,50,01,249. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,44,67,678 and the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry’s website.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent. According to the website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.
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