India reports 15,968 new COVID-19 infections, 202 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 15,968 new COVID-19 cases and 202 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The overall caseload in the country reached 1,04,95,147, including 2,14,507 active cases on Wednesday.

With 17,817 discharges in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries reached 1,01,29,111. The death toll has gone up to 1,51,529.

At present, there are 64,759 active coronavirus cases in Kerala, the highest in the country, followed by Maharashtra with 53,067 active infections.

According to the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,34,89,114 samples were tested for COVID-19 till January 12, of which 8,36,227 samples were tested yesterday.

On Tuesday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that the coronavirus recovery rate touched 96.49 per cent. It also said that the total number of persons found to be positive with the new UK variant genome stands at 96. 


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