India reports 11,666 new COVID-19 infections, 123 deaths in a day; caseload crosses 1.07 cr
The number of people who have recuperated from the novel coronavirus surged to 1,03,73,606 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.94%
New Delhi: With 11,666 fresh COVID-19 infections being registered in a day, India's overall count crossed 1.07 crore on Thursday, said the Union health ministry.
The total infections have mounted to 1,07,01,193, while the toll increased to 1,53,847 with 123 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Active cases remained below 2 lakh for the ninth consecutive day. There are 1,73,740 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.62 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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 19,43,38,773 COVID-19 samples have been tested up to 27 January, with 7,25,653 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.
The first shipment from India, from the Serum Institute, will be going out to at least 25 or 30 countries, said the WHO chief scientist
The top court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking another shot at the civil services exam citing COVID-19 and a relaxation on the age limit
Over 77 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have received the first dose of the vaccine till Friday, the health ministry said