COVID-19 in India: 2.34 lakh cases, 1,341 deaths in last 24 hours

India on Saturday reported 2,34,692 new coronavirus infections and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

There are now 16,79,740 active cases while 1,26,71,220 people have recovered from the disease. Total cases reached nearly 14.5 million, second only to the United States which has reported more than 32 million infections

As many as 11,99,37,641 people have been vaccinated so far. With the demand for vaccines increasing, the Centre Friday announced a plan to double by May-June the Covaxin production capacity of Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, including a grant of Rs 65 crore for building a new production facility in Bengaluru.

The overall death toll has reached 1,75,649.