India reports 18,833 new Covid-19 cases; active cases lowest in 203 days


Guwahati: India reported 18,833 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, ending at 8 am on Wednesday. With this, the total caseload rose to 3.38 crore (3,38,71,881), while active cases declined to 2.46 lakh (2,46,687), the lowest in 203 days. 

Nearly 280 people succumbed to the deadly infection, taking the death toll to 4.49 lakh (4,49,538), according to the Union Health Ministry’s latest data. For the 12th consecutive day, the daily increase in new cases remained below 30,000. 

A decrease of 6,215 cases was recorded in India’s active Covid caseload in the last 24 hours. 

Presently, active cases comprise 0.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.94 per cent, the ministry said.