Nation records 15,388 fresh cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours

15,388 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. With this total cases have reached 1 crores 12 lakh 44 thousand 786. In the last 24 hours, 16 thousand 5 hundred 96 people recovered from Covid-19. Total recoveries now at 1 crore 8 lakh 99 thousand 394 and recovery rate has reached 96.93 per cent. 77 people lost their lives in the pandemic in the last 24 hours.  With this the death toll has reached 1 lakh 57 thousand 9 hundred 30. Active cases in the country now at 1 lakh 87 thousand 462.

Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR said, over 7.4 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 yesterday. Total samples tested so far is over 22 crores.

The Health Ministry said,  till now 2 crore 30 lakh 8 thousand 7 hundred 33 people have been vaccinated.

Government today said that more than twenty lakh Covid Vaccine Doses administered across the country in the last 24 hours. Union Health Ministry said, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed two crore 30 lakh today. The Ministry said, more than 43 lakh 74 thousand beneficiaries aged more than 60 years and over seven lakh beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities were vaccinated till date.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16th January this year and vaccination of the Frontline Workers started from 2nd of last month. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1st of this month for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The Ministry said Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for over 84 per cent of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at eight thousand 744. It is followed by Kerala with one thousand 412 while Punjab reported one thousand 229 new cases.


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