India reports 14,545 new COVID-19 infections taking total over 1.06 cr; active cases below 1.89 lakh
The COVID-19 toll as of Friday stands at 1,53,032 with 163 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, said the Union health ministry
The toll increased to 1,53,032 with 163 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the viral infection surged to 1,02,83,708 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.78 percent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 2 lakh for the third consecutive day. There are 1,88,688 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.78 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), 19,01,48,024 COVID-19 samples have been tested up to 21 January with 8,00,242 samples being tested on Thursday alone.
The remaining restrictions are meant to maintain low levels of infections and prevent super-spreading events, he said.
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