India records 18,522 new COVID-19 cases, 418 deaths

New Delhi: India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) mounted to 566,840 and death toll stood at 16,893 on Tuesday, a day after the Centre issued guidelines for Unlock 2, Union health ministry data showed.

There were 18,522 new infections and 418 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the Covid-19 dashboard of the health ministry.

The number of Covid-19 patients cured of the respiratory disease continued to be more than active cases as 13,099 people were sent home between Monday and Tuesday morning.

There were 334,821 discharges pushing the recovery rate to 59%.

According to the health ministry, there are 215,125 active cases of the coronavirus disease. Asianet Online