India records 2,61,500 new COVID-19 cases, 1501 deaths

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18th April, 2021 03:53:06 printer

India records 2,61,500 new COVID-19 cases, 1501 deaths


India has reported 2,61,500 new COVID-19 cases till Sunday morning, setting another grim one-day record as the overall tally reached 1,47,88,109 so far, the health ministry data stated on Sunday.

As many as 1,501 deaths were reported taking the total Covid related deaths in the country to 1,77,150 so far.

A total of 1,38,423 patients recovered till the date, taking the number of recoveries to 1,28,09,643.

States such as Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in new Covid-19 cases.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country on April 12. Now, India has three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin, and Sputnik V for its inoculation programme against COVID-19.

From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years.

(The Statesman)