India Reports 15,968 New COVID Cases, 202 Deaths In 24 Hrs


New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 15,968 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total cases to 1,04,95,147, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As many as 202 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,51,529.

According to the Ministry of Health, India has 2,14,507 active COVID-19 cases currently. With 17,817 more discharges, the cumulative recoveries reached 1,01,29,111.

A total of 18,34,89,114 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to January 12 including 8,36,227 samples tested yesterday.

Globally, more than 9.15 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 19.59 lakh have died so far. Many countries have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups.

India’s regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin.

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