India logs 18K new Covid cases taking tally to 1.03 crore

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With 18,177 new coronavirus infections and 217 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s overall tally stood at 1,03,23,965 on Sunday, while the death toll touched 1,49,435, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Till now, 99,27,310 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,47,220 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.16 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory — Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Five States — Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh contribute 62 per cent of the total active cases.