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Data story: India logs 1,829 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,293

India has so far administered 1,916,500,770 vaccine doses

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Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

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India reported a decline of 753 in active cases to take its count to 15,647. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases.

On May 18, it added 1,829 cases to take its total caseload to 43,127,199. And, with 33 new fatalities, its Covid-19 reached 524,293, or 1.22 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 1,497,695 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on May 17, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 1,916,500,770. The count of recovered cases across India, meanwhile, reached 42,587,259 — or 98.75 per cent of total caseload — with 2,549 new cured cases being reported on May 18.

  • India has added 16,613 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India has so far administered 1,916,500,770 vaccine doses.
  • The count of active cases across India on May 18 saw a fall of 753, compared with 917 on May 17.
  • With 2,549 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.75%, while fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.22%
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 2,582 — 33 deaths and 2,549 recoveries.
  • India on May 17 conducted 434,962 tests to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 844,926,602.
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (7881235), Kerala (6547831), Karnataka (3949882), Tamil Nadu (3454686), and Andhra Pradesh (2319846).
  • The five states with most active cases are Kerala (3331), Delhi (2910), Karnataka (1802), Maharashtra (1551), and Haryana (1431).
  • The five states with highest fatalities are Maharashtra (147855), Kerala (69434), Karnataka (40105), Tamil Nadu (38025), and Delhi (26198).

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First Published: Wed, May 18 2022. 10:46 IST
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