COVID-19 India: 13,083 new cases, 137 deaths in last 24 hours

With 13,083 fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 tally has gone up to 1,07,33,131, while 1,04,09,160 patients have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.98 percent, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The viral disease has claimed 137 more lives in the country in a span of 24 hours and the death toll now stands at 1,54,147, it added.

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There are 1,69,824 active coronavirus cases in the country currently, which account for only 1.58 percent of the total number of cases, the ministry’s data showed.

The Covid-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.44 percent, it stated.

According to the ICMR, a total of 19,58,37,408 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease across the country, including 7,56,329 on Friday.

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Meanwhile, the number of healthcare workers in India who have received coronavirus vaccine shots as part of the nationwide immunisation drive crossed 33 lakh on Friday, the Union health ministry said.

As many as 4,40,681 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7 PM on Friday, the 14th day of the inoculation drive, it said.

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According to the provisional report, a total of 33,68,734 beneficiaries in the country had been vaccinated against Covid-19 through 62,939 sessions till 7 PM on Friday, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, 213 adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs) were reported till 7 pm on Friday