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Covid-19 update: With 12,143 new cases, India’s overall tally mounts to 1,08,92,746

New Delhi: Keeping up with its streak of reporting low numbers of daily infections, India reported 12,143 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,08,92,746, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. With 103 more COVID-19 fatalities,  the overall number of death toll has reached to 1,55,080, the Ministry added. 

For over two weeks, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. For past few days, the country have either been reporting below 100 or just little over that deaths.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3. 

As per the ministry’s data, there are 1,36,571 active cases at present after 11,395 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,00,625 persons have been discharged.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.32 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent. 

Till now, 20,55,33,398 samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus. Of these, 7,43,614 samples were tested on Friday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Close to 8 million (7,967,647) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for ‘Covishield’ and ‘Covaxin’.

Beginning from today, the healthcare workers in the country will receive the second shot of the vaccine. After that, the country will start second phase of the vaccination drive wherein people above 50 and those below the age with comorbidities will be administered the vaccine shot. 

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As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than India. The World Health Organization have also lauded for its vaccination drive. 

Meanwhile, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 108 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.38 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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