Blood samples are being collected during a serological survey to ascertain the spread of the coronavirus disease in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in this file photo. (HT Photo)
Blood samples are being collected during a serological survey to ascertain the spread of the coronavirus disease in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in this file photo. (HT Photo)

India reports less than 10,000 daily Covid-19 cases, tally over 10.76 million

There are 177,266 active cases of Covid-19 and 10,345,985 patients of the coronavirus disease have been cured to date, according to the health ministry data.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:44 AM IST

India reported 9,102 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the lowest in nearly eight months, and 117 related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday morning. The number of daily deaths was also the lowest in over eight months, the health ministry's data showed. India had reported a single-day rise of 8,909 Covid-19 cases on June 3 and 103 deaths on May 16.


The country's active caseload also dipped below 180,000, the seventh consecutive day that this number remained below 200,000, as its tally stood at 10,676,838, the health ministry's dashboard showed. There are 177,266 active Covid-19 cases and 10,345,985 patients of the coronavirus disease have been cured to date. According to the data, 15,901 people were discharged from across the country with 15,901 cured between Monday and Tuesday morning. This has pushed the national recovery rate to 96.90%.

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The death toll is at 153,587 and the case fatality rate stood at 1.44%, according to the health ministry's data. Among the fresh fatalities, 30 were from Maharashtra, 17 from Kerala, 13 from Chhattisgarh, seven each from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh and five each from Delhi and Punjab. Maharashtra registered 50,815 fatalities, Tamil Nadu 12,320, Karnataka 12,200, Delhi 10,813, West Bengal 10,122, Uttar Pradesh 8,624 and Andhra Pradesh 7,149. The health ministry stresses that more than 70% of the deaths have occurred due to comorbidities.

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And, 20,23,809 people have been vaccinated so far since the countrywide vaccination started on January 16. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that 19,30,62,694 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to January 25 with 725,577 being tested on Monday.

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