India has registered more than 19,000 new coronavirus patients for the second consecutive day when the total number of cases exceeded 5.48 lakh, the Union’s Department of Health said this morning.
Nearly 3.2 lakh of patients have recovered since the start of the pandemic. A total of 16,475 patients died. Of these 308 patients have died in the past 24 hours, government data shows.
The country – the fourth most affected by the pandemic – reports more than 15,000 new patients every day since Wednesday.
The average positivity rate – the ratio of positive cases to the number of tests performed – was 11.40% this morning.