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India records 2,451 new Covid-19 cases, 54 deaths, active cases at over 14,000

Active cases increased to 14,241 while the recovery rate remained unchanged at 98.75 per cent

India records 2,451 new Covid-19 cases, 54 deaths, active cases at over 14,000
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India recorded 2,451 new Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths in the 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Active cases increased to 14,241 while the recovery rate remained unchanged at 98.75 per cent.

In another development, Delhi will provide free Covid precautionary dose to beneficiaries in the 18-59 age group at government vaccination centres, the city health department said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation said that the number of reported new Covid-19 cases worldwide decreased by nearly a quarter last week, continuing a decline since the end of March.

The Geneva-based UN health agency said in a weekly report that nearly 5.59 million cases were reported between April 11 and 17, 24% fewer than in the previous week, AP reported.

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