India recorded more than 19,000 new coronavirus patients for a second consecutive day as the total cases crossed 5.48 lakh-mark, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
Nearly 3.2 lakh patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 16,475 patients have died. Of these 308 patients died in the last 24 hours, the government data shows.
The country – fourth worst-hit by the pandemic – has been reporting over 15,000 new patients every day since Wednesday.
The average positivity rate – ratio of positive cases to the number of tests conducted – stood at 11.40 per cent this morning.27