India Reports 14,256 New Corona Cases, 152 Deaths

For the past 16 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for just short of a month

New Delhi: With 14,256 new corona cases reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,39,684, the health officials said.

There are 1,85,662 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country currently, which accounts for only 1.78 per cent of the total caseload, according to data released by the ministry. The COVID-19 caseload has mounted to 1,06,39,684 and the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 1,53,184, with the novel coronavirus claiming 152 more lives in the country in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

For the past 16 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for just short of a month.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.44 per cent. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 19,09,85,119 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 8,37,095 on Friday.

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that with 152 fresh deaths, the overall toll in India stood at 1,53,184.

As per the Ministry’s data, 10,300,838 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,85,662 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.82 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.

About 84 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from eight states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country.

As many as 12,72,097 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccine jabs so far.

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