India has logged in 14,849 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the active cases to total tally to 1,06,54,533, Health Ministry data said. A total of 155 more fatalities took the country’s overall covid death toll to 1,53,339.
As of now, there are 1,84,408 active cases in the country. The active cases now account for only 1.74 per cent of the total caseload.
In all, 1,03,16,786 patients have recovered so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.82 per cent, the Ministry said.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 19,17,66,871 samples have been tested so far in the country, including 7,81,752 on Saturday.
India started its much awaited coronavirus vaccination drive on January 16 with two vaccines. From next week, the Centre will expand access to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to seven States in addition to the existing 12, the Health Ministry said in a briefing on Saturday.
Here’re some more updates related to the coronavirus:
*Covid-19 deaths in Portugal passed the 10,000 mark Saturday after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
*Another 33,552 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 36,17,459, according to the official figures released on Saturday.
*Russia registered 20,921 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 21,513 a day earlier, the country’s Covid-19 response centre said Saturday.
*France on Saturday reported 23,924 new cases of Covid-19 infection in a 24-hour span, raising the country’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 30,35,181, official data showed.
*Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Ministry officials confirmed.
Meanwhile, total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 98.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.11 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.