Coronavirus: India records over 15,000 new cases, 191 deaths

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India recorded 15,590 new coronavirus infections, in the last 24 hours ending 9 am Friday, taking the total tally to over 1.05 crore.

The recoveries have surged to 1,01,62,738, according to the Union Health Ministry.

India’s deaths increased to 1,51,918 with 191 daily new fatalities.

According to the ICMR, 18,49,62,401 samples have been tested up to January 14 with 7,30,096 samples being tested on Thursday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,62,738pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.53 percent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.

The capital city Delhi recorded 340 fresh COVID-19 cases and four deaths on Thursday — the daily fatality count dropping to single digits after several months —

Kerala reported 5,490 fresh infections while 3,579 new cases registered in Maharashtra.

Together the two states reported 9,069 fresh cases on Thursday, 58% of India’s tally on the day.