The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections.
The recovery rate has dropped further to 96.95 per cent, the ministry data stated.
A total of 18,711 new infections were registered in a day, while the death count increased to 1,57,756 with 100 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
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