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18,500 new cases in India in 24 hours

With India reporting 18,552 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 infections crossed the 5 lakh-mark to reach 5,08,953 on Saturday including 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 recoveries.

Also, as many as 384 deaths in a day pushed the total fatalities to 15,685.

It took 110 days for coronavirus infection in the country to reach one lakh while just 39 days more to go past the five lakh-mark.

The health ministry said that around 58.13 per cent patients have recovered so far.

India registered 18,552 new cases in the last 24 hours. The new cases have crossed the previous record of 17,296 that was registered on Friday.

The total number of people in India who tested positive for coronavirus has reached 5,08,953.

The current total includes 1,97,387 active cases. 2,95,881 Covid-19 cases have been cured or discharged from the hospital.

The total recovery now stands at 58.13%. The death tally has also increased to 15,685.

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