Covid: India reports 2,183 fresh cases, a daily count jump of 90%

According to the official data, 2,183 fresh Covid cases were reported in the last 24 hours, as against 1,150 reported on Sunday (April 17).

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According to the official data, 2,183 fresh Covid cases were reported in the last 24 hours, as against 1,150 reported on Sunday (April 17).

India on Monday (April 18) reported a near 90 per cent jump in Covid cases on a 24-hour basis. According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2,183 fresh Covid cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, as against 1,150 reported on Sunday (April 17).

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said. A decrease of 16 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

A total of 5,21,965 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,827 from Maharashtra, 68,615 from Kerala,  40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,158 from Delhi, 23,500 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.