India reports 19,673 new Covid-19 cases, 39 more deaths in 24 hours

India reported 19,673 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The case tally thus reached 4,40,19,811.

The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 5,26,357 with 39 more deaths, the government said.

India’s active caseload currently stands at 1,43,676, according to ministry data updated on Sunday.

Active cases increased by 292 in a day and comprise 0.33 per cent of the total infections.

The national recovery rate was 98.48 per cent, the ministry added.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,33,49,778, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 per cent.

The daily positivity rate was 4.96 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.88 per cent.