New Delhi: The total coronavirus tally in the country surged to 1,07,01,193 with 11,666 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The country also witnessed 123 new fatalities, mounting the death count to 1,53,847, the Union Health Ministry data informed on Thursday.
The coronavirus case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent. There are 1,73,740 active Covid-19 cases in the country, which comprises 1.62 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The coronavirus active cases remained below two lakh for the ninth consecutive day.
Also, 1,03,73,606 people have been recovered from the dreaded virus so far with 14,301 new recoveries, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.94 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 19,43,38,773 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up so far. Of these, 7,25,653 samples were tested on Wednesday.
Currently, India is conducting the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive against the deadly virus commenced on January 16, in which more than 23 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated.
The country is administering shots of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
Nearly 23,55,979 have been vaccinated so far at various sessions, according to the Health Ministry. Seventy-nine of beneficiaries vaccinated on Wednesday are from five states of Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Around 123 Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) have been reported till 6 pm on the twelfth day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.