India records 234,692 new COVID-19 cases per day

Sun Online Desk

17th April, 2021 02:31:05 printer

India records 234,692 new COVID-19 cases per day


India registered 234,692 new COVID-19 cases, the third consecutive day that the country reported over 200,000 new cases, taking the total tally to 14,526,609, said the data released by the federal health ministry on Saturday.

Besides, as many as 1,341 people died since Friday morning, as the total death toll rose to 175,649.

There are still a total of 1,679,740 active cases in the country, with an increase of 109,997 active cases through Friday, as 12,671,220 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals so far across the country.

The COVID-19 figures continue to peak in the country every day, as the federal government has ruled out imposing a complete lockdown to contain the worsening situation. While some school examinations stand cancelled, others have been postponed in the wake of COVID-19 situation.

India's nationwide vaccination drive was kicked off on January 16. So far over 119.93 million people have been vaccinated across the country.