COVID-19: India Logs 16,678 Fresh Cases, 26 Deaths in Last 24 Hours


India recorded 16,678 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 26 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday (July 11), the country saw a total of 14,629 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.5 per cent and total recoveries data reached 4,29,83,162.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 1,30,713, the health ministry data showed today. An increase of 2,023 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.

The total death toll in the country is now at 5,25,454. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 86,68,88,980 samples have been tested up to July 10 for COVID-19. Of these 2,78,266 samples were tested on Sunday.