India has reported 13,203 new cases of coronavirus infections, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,67,736, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 131 fresh deaths, the overall death toll in India stood at 1,53,470, the Ministry added. As per the Ministry’s data, 1,03,30,084 people have recovered so far and currently, there are 1,84,182 active cases.
For the past 18 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll has remained below 300-mark for the past 28 days.The recovery rate stands at 96.83 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.
On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year.
The nationwide inoculation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country. As many as 16,13,667 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccine jabs so far.
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