India on Saturday detected 18,222 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours pushing the country’s Covid-19 tally to over 1.04 crore, according to the Union health ministry.
India has also reported 228 fatalities due to the coronavirus infection, taking the overall deaths in the country to 1,50,798 deaths, the government said on Saturday.
On Friday, 19,253 patients discharged from the hospitals. Currently, India has 2,24,190 active cases. Of the total 1,04,31,639 coronavirus cases in India, 1,00,56,651 have recovered.
The health ministry said 9.16 lakh samples to detect the daily rise of coronavirus cases in the country were tested on Friday. Of these, 18,222 came back as positive.
The health ministry said, “So far, more than 18 crores samples have been tested for coronavirus and 9.16 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours.”