India records 18.7K new Covid cases, 279 deaths
India on Sunday recorded 18,732 fresh Covid-19 infections and 279 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 1,01,87,850, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
As many as 97,61,538 people have recovered, with 21,430 recovering in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stands at 95.82 per cent. There are 2,78,690 active cases.
The fatality rate is 1.45 per cent and the death toll so far has reached 1,47,622.
A total of 16,81,02,657 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 9,43,368 samples were tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date with 19.16 lakh cases, including 49,189 deaths.
Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory — Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi.