India reports 18,599 new COVID cases, 97 deaths in 24 hours

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New Delhi (NVI): With 18,599 new coronavirus infections being reported in the last 24 hours, the overall tally has climbed to 11,229,398, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.

The death count climbed to 1,57,853 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 97 lives during this period, the data showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.41 percent.

Currently, more than 1.08 crore patients have been cured and recovered across the country and the total number of recoveries stands at 10,882,798, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.95 percent.

Meanwhile, the active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections.

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 22,19,727 COVID-19 cases followed by Kerala with 10,77,327 and Karnataka with 9,55,015 positive cases.

The other worst hit states are Andhra Pradesh (8,90,692), Tamil Nadu (8,55,121), Delhi (6,41,101) and Uttar Pradesh (6,04,279).