India records 15,223 new COVID-19 infections, 151 deaths in 24 hrs; active cases at 1.92 lakh

The number of people who have recuperated from the novel coronavirus surged to 1,02,65,706 on Thursday pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.75%

Press Trust of India January 21, 2021 11:10:05 IST
India records 15,223 new COVID-19 infections, 151 deaths in 24 hrs; active cases at 1.92 lakh

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload crossed 1.06 crore with a total of 15,223 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,02,65,706, said the Union health Ministry on Thursday.

The total cases have increased to 1,06,10,883. The COVID-19 toll mounted to 1,52,869 with 151 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,65,706 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.75 percent. The case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 2 lakh. There are 1,92,308 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.81 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October,90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the ICMR, 18,93,47,782 samples have been tested up to 20 January with 7,80,835 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.

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