India reports 18,222 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

With 18,222 fresh cases of the coronavirus and 228 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally stands at 1,04,31,639 while the death toll rose to  1,50,798, according to Health Ministry data.

Of the total cases, 1,00,56,651 have been cured/discharged. There are 2,24,190  active cases of COVID-19 in India.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients stands at 96.41%.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said over 18.02 crore samples have been tested up to January 8 of which 9,16,951 samples were tested yesterday.