New Delhi: India recorded 18,855 fresh cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s overall caseload to 1.07 crore while the death toll soared to 1,54,010 with 163 fresh fatalities.
According to Union Health Ministry, the active cases saw a drop of 2,054 and currently stood at 1,71,686.
The front-line medics were able to save 20,746 more lives, taking the total recovery count till now to 1,03,94,352 which is 96.94 per cent of the caseload. The fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country achieved a remarkable milestone of 10 crore tests for Covid19. As many as 7,42,306 samples were tested on Thursday, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic to 19,50,81,709.