Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
A spike of 18,522 coronavirus cases in past 24 hours took India’s tally today to 5,66,840 even as the recovery rate further improved to 59.06%. This is the second day of decline in fresh covid cases. On Sunday, 19,906 fresh cases were reported while on Monday 19,459, according to health ministry figures.
Meanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 16,893 with 418 new fatalities in 24 hours, according to the latest Union Health Ministry data. The number of active cases stands at 2,15,125, while 3,34,821 patients have recovered. In past 24 hours, 13,099 patients were declared cured of coronavirus. The gap between recovered patients and active cases has widened to 1.19 lakh.