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India reports 16,738 new Covid-19 cases, 138 deaths | India News


NEW DELHI: Up to 16,738 new Covid-19 cases and 138 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Thursday.
With the new cases, the coronavirus count in the country has reached 1,10,46,914, including 1,51,708 active cases and 1,07,38,501 highs, and the death toll has risen to 1,56,705 with the loss of 138 lives.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,23,66,633 doses of vaccine have been administered through 2,63,224 sessions until Wednesday night.
“This includes 65,24,726 healthcare workers who have taken the first dose, 14,81,754 healthcare workers who have taken the second dose, along with 43,60,153 first-line workers who received the first dose.” , He said.
The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, 2021. Vaccination of frontline workers began on February 2.
The total number of samples analyzed as of Wednesday was 21,38,29,658, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR also said that 7,93,383 samples were analyzed on February 24.

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