India Reports 16,946 New Covid-19 Cases Today

New-Delhi: India reports 16,946 new Covid-19 cases, 17,652 discharges and 198 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union health ministry.

On Tuesday, India recorded 12,584 new cases, the lowest single-day figure in over seven months.

Before this, the lowest number was recorded on June 18, 2020, when India reported 12,881 new cases.

After 17,652 discharges in a span of 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries reached 1,01,46,763, as per the Health Ministry. The death toll climbed to 1,51,727.

Since the last 20 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the Ministry data, 1,01,46,763 people have recovered till now and currently there are 2,13,603 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.51 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 13 were 18,42,32,305, including 7,43,191 tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

About 70 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from seven states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

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