India records 38,617 new COVID-19 Cases and 474 deaths in last 24 hours

India witnesses slight surge in new Covid-19 cases; 37,875 in 24 Hours
Coronavirus, India (Xinhua/IANS)

New Delhi: November 18: India recorded 38,617 new cases of Covid-19  in past 24 hours pushing the cumulative the tally to 89,12,907, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Wednesday.

The toll rose to 1,30,993 with 474 more deaths in one day. The number of active cases stood at 4,46,805.

As many as 83,35,109 people have recovered from the disease so far.

On Tuesday, India reported 29,164 new Covid-19 cases and 449 deaths. The figure of Wednesday is almost 32 per cent more in the single-day spike.

However, the reason could be a rise in the testing as total 9,37,279 samples were tested on Tuesday after a long weekend of testing eight lakh samples on an average, testing data from the Indian Council of Medical Research showed. (Inputs from IANS)


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