India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 10,826,363 with 78 new deaths reported
Kathmandu : India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 10,826,363 on Sunday as 12,059 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 154,996 as 78 COVID-19 patients died since Saturday morning.
This was the second consecutive day when the number of deaths recorded in a single day was below 100.
There are still 148,766 active cases in the country, while 10,522,601 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.
January 16 was a crucial day in India’s fight against the pandemic as the nationwide vaccination drive was kicked off during the day. So far nearly 5.8 million people, mainly health workers, have been vaccinated across the country.
Meanwhile, the federal government has ramped up COVID-19 testing facilities across the country. As many as 200,672,589 tests were conducted till Friday, out of which 740,794 tests were conducted on Friday alone, said the latest data issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday.
The national capital Delhi, which has been one of the most COVID-19 affected places in the country, has been witnessing comparatively a lesser number of cases over past several months.
As many as 123 new cases and four deaths were registered in the national capital through Saturday.
So far as many as 10,877 people have died in the national capital due to COVID-19, confirmed the Delhi’s health department.
Two types of vaccines are being administered to the people in India. While the Covishield vaccine, made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), was supplied to all states, the Covaxin vaccine, made by the “Bharat Biotech International Limited”, was supplied to only 12 states.