Guwahati: India added 18,795 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,36,97,581, while the active cases declined to 2,92,206, the lowest in 192 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
This is the lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since March 1.
The death count climbed to 4,47,373 with 179 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 9:30 am.
The active cases comprise 0.87 per cent of the total infections – the lowest since March 2020 – while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.81 per cent – the highest since March 2020.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore, with over 1 crore doses given in the last 24 hours alone, the Union health ministry said.