1-day rise of 17.4K Covid cases

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Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing a worrying trend over the last two weeks. Single-day rise of 17,407 new cases reported in the last 24 hours pushed India’s tally to 1,11,56,923 on Thursday, while 89 fatalities recorded in the same duration mounted the death toll to 1,57,435, the Union Health Ministry informed. The rate of active cases has also been rising gradually, pushing it to 1.55 per cent.

As per the Ministry’s data, there are 1,73,413 active cases at present after 14,031 patients were discharged in a day. The Ministry also informed that 7,75,631 samples were tested on Wednesday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 21,91,78,908. So far, 1,66,16,048 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for ‘Covishield’ and ‘Covaxin’.