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India records 12,689 fresh coronavirus cases, 137 fatalities in last 24 hours

India recorded 12,689 fresh coronavirus cases and 137 more deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

UPDATED: January 27, 2021 10:42 IST

India recorded 12,689 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s tally to 1,06,89,527, according to the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday morning.

With 137 more deaths due to the Covid-19 infection, the total number of fatalities in the country has touched 1,53,724.

As on Wednesday morning, there are 1,76,498 active coronavirus cases (down by 768) and the total recovered cases went up by 13,320 to 1,03,59,305.

While Delhi has recorded 6,34,229 cumulative positive cases and 10,820 deaths till now, Maharashtra reported 20, 13,353 cases and 50, 862 fatalities.

West Bengal’s Covid-19 tally rose to 5,68,650 on Tuesday as 295 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 10,131, a health bulletin said. As many as 409 more people have been cured of the disease, pushing the recovery rate among the patients in the state to 97.16 per cent.

Meanwhile, India has vaccinated a total of 20,29,480 people since the immunisation drive started on January 16.

On Tuesday, the health ministry said that 9,102 news coronavirus cases were reported in India — this was the lowest daily spike the nation witnessed after 8 months.

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