25,920 new cases, 492 deaths

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: With 25,920 people testing positive for Coronavirus infection in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,27,80,235, while the active cases dipped below three lakh after 43 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
The death toll climbed to 5,10,905 with 492 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily COVID-19 cases have remained less than one lakh for 12 consecutive days.
The active cases further declined to 2,92,092 comprising 0.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.12 per cent, the ministry said.
A reduction of 40,826 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded as 2.07 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded as 2.76 per cent, according to the Ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,19,77,238, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.19 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 174.64 crore. (PTI)