Record 18,298 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan; 159 more die

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Jaipur, May 2 (PTI) Rajasthan on Sunday registered 159 fatalities due to COVID-19 and a record 18,298 fresh cases, taking the death toll to 4,558 and the infection count to 6,33,951, according to an official report.

The number of active cases also increased to 1,89,178 from 1,82,301 a day before, the report said.

The new fatalities linked to COVID-19 were reported from Jaipur (34); Jodhpur (32); Udaipur and Sikar (12 each); Pali (nine); Alwar and Bikaner (eight each); Jhalawar and Kota (six each); Ajmer and Barmer (five each) besides deaths reported in other districts. PTI AG CK