India reported 19,078 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 224 related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, which have taken the second worst-affected country’s tally to over 10.3 million. The dip in fresh Covid-19 infections, there were 20,035 on Friday morning, comes on a day India will start a dry run for its vaccination programme across all states and Union territories.
Data from the Union health ministry at 8am also showed that 22,926 patients of the viral disease recovered across the country taking the number of recoveries to 9,906,387. It also showed that there are 250,183 active cases of the coronavirus disease and the death toll rose to 149,218. The 224 fatalities were also lower than Friday’s toll at 256.