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Covid-19 cases in India: Over 16K new infections for the third consecutive day

Covid-19 cases in India

New Delhi: Covid-19 cases in India: A total of 16,488 new cases of Covid-19 infection occurred in India during the last 24 hours, while 113 infected died. Also, the number of people recovering from infection is 12,771. The Union Health Ministry has released this figure at 8 a.m. on Saturday. According to the data released by the ministry, the total infection in the country has so far reached 1,10,79,979.

The total number of people recovering from the infection in the country is 1,07,63,451 and 1,56,938 infected people have died so far. According to the ministry, there are 1,59,590 active cases in the country at present. Vaccination started on January 16 and a total of 1,42,42,547 people have been given vaccine doses so far. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 21,54,35,383 sample tests have been done for coronavirus in India till yesterday, of which 7,73,918 samples were tested on Friday.

The rate of recovery is 97.14 per cent and the death rate is 1.42 per cent. In India, the infection cases crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. On September 28, the infection figures crossed 60 lakhs, on October 11, crossed 70 lakhs, on October 29, 80 lakhs crossed, on 20 November, it crossed 90 lakh and on December 19 the figure was over one crore.

187 people from the UK variant and 6 from the South African variant have been found infected. Also, a case has emerged from the Brazilian variant. According to a high official of the NCDC, states have been asked to speed up surveillance at the international level and take stern steps to prevent new strains of the virus from spreading.

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