Home / News / India /  Covid-19: India reports 16,464 fresh cases, 24 deaths in a day

Covid-19: India reports 16,464 fresh cases, 24 deaths in a day

India has administered about 204.34 crore doses of Covid vaccine so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.Premium
India has administered about 204.34 crore doses of Covid vaccine so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

  • With an increasing number of covid cases and low uptake of booster doses across India, the union health ministry has also a campaign to provide free-of-cost booster dose to all individuals above 18 years of age at government-run vaccination centres

NEW DELHI: India added 16,464 fresh coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, pushing up the active caseload to 1,43,989, and the total case tally till date to 4,40,36,27, according to data released by the Union health ministry on Monday.

Death toll climbed to 5,26,396 with 24 new fatalities, as per the data.

States reporting the most active covid are: Andhra Pradesh (2,304), Assam (5,406), Bihar (1,477), Chhattisgarh (3,457), Delhi (4,509), Gujarat (6,537), Haryana (3,304), Himachal Pradesh (5,554), Jammu & Kashmir (4,859), Jharkhand (1,117), Karnataka (11,105), Kerala (14,833), Maharashtra (13,003) , Odisha (6,661), Punjab (9078), Tamil Nadu (12,671), Telangana (5,543), Uttar Pradesh (3,101) and West Bengal (15,314).

The central government had reviewed covid-19 situation in 115 districts of nine states showing a surge in covid cases and positivity rate, and flagged concerns regarding low levels of testing and vaccination. It had directed states and union territories to report and monitor district-wise SARI and ILI cases on a daily basis and step-up vaccination.

With an increasing number of covid cases and low uptake of booster doses across India, the union health ministry has also a campaign to provide free-of-cost booster dose to all individuals above 18 years of age at government-run vaccination centres.

India has so far administered more than 204.34 crore vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive, which includes 93.29 crore second dose and 9.06 crore precautionary doses. About 8,34,167 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

Around 16,112 people recovered from covid in the last 24 hours, with total recoveries at 4,33,65,890 till date.

The country has conducted over 87.54 crore covid tests till date, with 2,73,888 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Shamra is a health and pharma journalist with nearly nine years of field reporting experience. She is a special correspondent with Mint. Her beat includes covering the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals. She also covers the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Biotechnology.
Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less

Recommended For You

Trending Stocks

×
Get alerts on WhatsApp
Set Preferences My ReadsWatchlistFeedbackRedeem a Gift CardLogout