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Covid update: India’s recoveries cross 1.02 crore

India has logged in 14,545 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hour, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,25,428, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update.
For the past 15 days, the country has been maintained its low streak of recording below 20,000 daily new infections. With 163 more people suffering virus related deaths, the overall fatality toll has now reached to 1,53,032, the ministry added.

As per the Ministry’s data, 1,02,83,708 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,88,688 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.75 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.

About 84 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from eight states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

The nationwide inoculation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines — Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Covishield by SII– in the country.

As many as 9,99,065 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccine jabs so far, with 1,92,581 people inoculated on Thursday.

Here’s some more updates:

*Nearly 1.4 lakh health workers in Uttar Pradesh will get vaccinated in the second round of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, to be held on Friday.

* Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has started the supply of the second consignment containing over 25 lakh doses of ‘Covaxin’ vaccine to 22 cities across the country.

* The US has registered a record high of over 4,300 daily Covid-19 deaths as the new administration took office.

* The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 103 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 94 locally transmitted and nine arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

* The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has announced the commencement of Covid-19 vaccines pre-order program for all African Union (AU) members.

Meanwhile, the total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 97.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.08 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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