India reports 18,870 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported less than 20,000 Covid cases for the second day in a row. It reported 18,870 new cases, just marginally higher than yesterday’s figures (18,795). The country also reported 378 deaths.

The active cases comprise 0.84 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.83 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the Union Heath Ministry said. A decrease of 9,686 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Out of 18,000-odd Covid cases, Kerala alone accounts for 11,196 of them. The state continues to report a high daily caseload, however the numbers have recently come down from the earlier 20,000 figure. The deaths in the state have jumped from 58 yesterday to 149 today.

With 1,630 cases, Tamilnadu is the second southern state after Kerala with a high daily Covid caseload. It also reported 19 Covid deaths.