India reported 18,987 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 19.99 per cent higher than yesterday when the country recorded 15,823 cases. The death count has reached 4,51,435 with 246 new fatalities.
The active case comprise 0.61 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020 — the active caseload at present is 2,06,586, lowest in 215 days.
Over 96.82 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. With India inching closer to the 100-crore Covid vaccination milestone, the government has chalked out a plan to showcase it as a major achievement in its fight against the pandemic.