India continues with low streak of daily Covid cases

Sun Online Desk

17th January, 2021 02:33:28 printer

India continues with low streak of daily Covid cases

With 15,145 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,57,986, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new cases from the past eight days.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 181 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,52,274. Since the last 23 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the Ministry data, 1,01,96,885 people have recovered so far and currently there are 2,08,826 active cases.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive was launched on Saturday, with approval of two Covid vaccines.

The Central government has planned to vaccinate nearly 3 crore people including healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase of the drive.

The Union Health Ministry has said that 1.1 crore ‘Covishield’ and 55 lakh ‘Covaxin’ doses have been procured at the cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively, IANS reported.