India reported 18,346 new COVID-19 cases on October 05 which is lowest in 209 days. 263 people died taking the death toll to 4,49,260 in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stands at 2,52,902. The total recoveries have climbed to 3,31,50,886 after 29,639 people were discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours. 91,54,65,826 vaccine doses have been administered.