India records 18,855 fresh Covid-19 cases, 20,746 recoveries, 163 deaths in 24 hours

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India reported 18,855 new COVID-19 cases, 20,746 discharges and 163 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday.


With 18,855 new COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours, COVID-19 case tally reached 1,07,20,048, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

Meanwhile, 163 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 1,54,010.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country 1,71,686. Meanwhile 1,03,94,352 have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Union Health Ministry has approved two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, under Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU).
A total of 29,28,053 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in its first phase.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 19,50,81,079 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to January 28. Of these, 7,42,306 samples were tested on Thursday.


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