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COVID-19: India records 14,264 new cases

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
February 21, 2021 10:18 IST
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Daily COVID-19 cases in India registered an increase for the fourth consecutive day with the country recording 14,264 new cases, taking the total tally of cases to 1,09,91,651, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.

IMAGE: A medic administers the first dose of Covaxin vaccine to a frontline worker, during an COVID-19 inoculation drive, at Sanjeevan Hospital in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

The death toll increased to 1,56,302 with 90 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The country had registered 18,855 infections in a day on January 29.

 

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,89,715 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.25 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.

There are 1,45,634 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.32 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,09,31,530 samples have been tested up to February 20 with 6,70,050 samples being tested on Saturday.

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