India’s Covid tally over 10.63 mn with 14,256 new cases

at 10:33 am
India

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw the single-day rise of 14,256 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 10,639,684, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 1,53,184, with 152 new fatalities being reported during the same period.

Currently, a total of 10.30 million patients have been cured an recovered across the country, while the active cases dropped to 1.85 lakh mark and stands at 1,85,662.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 20,03657 followed by Karnataka with 9,34,576 and Andhra Pradesh with 8,86,694 positive cases.

The other worst hit states are Tamil Nadu (8,33,585), Kerala (8,77,282), Delhi (6,33,542) and Uttar Pradesh (5,98,126).

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 19.09 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to January 22. Of these, 8,37,095 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, More than 12 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the last seven days since the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 in India, the ministry data shows.

-RJV