India Records 13,742 New COVID-19 Cases, 104 Deaths

New Delhi: With 13,742 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,10,30,176, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,07,26,702, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,56,567 in the country with 104 more fatalities reported in a 24-hour period, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed.

There are 1,46,907 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.34 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

As many as 1,07,26,702 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update.The reported active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,46,907, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, despatched its first batch of vaccine shots for the Covax global inoculation programme. The global vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort aims to secure vaccines for at least the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 21,30,36,275 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to February 23 with 8,05,844 samples being tested on Tuesday.