India reported its highest-ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with over 2,34,692 new cases and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
In the last 24 hours, 1,341 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,75,649. As many as 2,34,692 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 1,45,26,609.
The active number of cases stands at 16,79,740.
In the last 24 hours, 1,23,354 people recovered from the disease. With this, the total recoveries reached 1,26,71,220.
Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 11,99,37,641 till today.
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country on Monday. Now, India has three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V for its inoculation programme against COVID-19.
India reports 2,34,692 new #COVID19 cases, 1,23,354 discharges and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2021
Total cases: 1,45,26,609
Total recoveries: 1,26,71,220
Active cases: 16,79,740
Death toll: 1,75,649
Total vaccination: 11,99,37,641 pic.twitter.com/9fO6vzFdKK