New Delhi: India logged 18,166 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,39,53,475, while the active cases declined to 2,30,971, the lowest in 208 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,50,589 with 214 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 16 straight days.
The active cases comprise 0.68 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.99 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 5,672 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Amid the ongoing festive season, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr. Randeep Guleria posted a video on Twitter, stated that “Covid19 pandemic is not over yet; Don’t lower your guards”.