New Delhi: India in the last 24 hours added 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases that took the country's active count to over 11 lakh, as per the official data released by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday (April 11, 2021).
The country also witnessed 90,584 recoveries and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours. India's active count now stands at 11,08,087. The country's total coronavirus caseload has now increased to 1.33 crore, of which, 1.2 crore have recovered, whereas, 1.69 lakh have died of the virus.
The daily cases in the country have been on a steady increase for over a month now. On Friday, the country saw a single-day rise of 1.31 lakh COVID-19 cases, followed by 1,45,384 infections on Saturday.
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 11,73,219 samples were tested on Saturday. The ICMR stated that 25,66,26,850 samples have been tested across India up to April 10.
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— ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) April 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 vaccination has touched 10,15,95,147. This comes a day after the Centre informed that India is the fastest country in the world to administer 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
India took 85 days to administer 100 million #CovidVaccine doses.
In 85 days, USA administered 92.09 million doses and China's vaccination coverage was 61.42 million. pic.twitter.com/KROFFpjdjm
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 10, 2021
As per the provisional report at 08:00 pm on Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 10,12,84,282.
The 10.12 crore figure achieved across 15,17,260 sessions includes 90,03,060 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,06,717 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 99,39,321 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 47,28,966 FLWs (2nd dose), 3,01,14,957 for over 45 years old to 59 years old (1st Dose), 6,37,768 for over 45 years old to 59 years old (2nd dose), 3,95,64,741 for above 60 years (1st Dose) and 17,88,752 for above 60 years (2nd Dose).
The world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive had kicked off in India on January 16, 2021.