India logs 7,145 new COVID-19 cases, 289 deaths

Saturday, 18 December 2021 (13:18 IST)
New Delhi:India recorded 7,145 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

According to a bulletin issued by the Ministry, the total caseload rose to 3,47,33,194, while the death toll rose to 4,77,158 as 289 more patients succumbed to the virus.

On the other hand, 8,706 more people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of recoveries across the country to 3,41, 71,471.The recovery rate currently stands at 98.38 per cent, the highest since March last year.

The active caseload now stands at 84,565 less than one per cent of the total cases, the figures showed.As per the bulletin, 66.28 crore tests for COVID-19 have been carried out so far.

India has administered 136.66 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far under the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive.(UNI)

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