13,823 fresh Covid-19 cases take India’s infection close to 10.6 million

13,823 fresh Covid-19 cases take India’s infection close to 10.6 million

India recorded 13,823 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry update on Wednesday morning.

With this, the country's caseload climbed to 1,05,95,660, which includes 1,97,201 active cases. The overall recoveries reached 1,02,45,741 after 16,988 fresh recoveries in the last 24 hours. The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,52,718, according to a health ministry update at 8 am.

Kerala continues to have the highest number of active cases (68,617), followed by Maharashtra with 51,887 active infections.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,85,66,947 samples tested for Covid-19 up to January 19, of which 7,64,120 samples were tested on Tuesday. As many as 6,74,835 people in India have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 so far.

On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that India's present active caseload now consists of just 1.90 percent of the country's total positive cases while the recovery rate has leaped past 96.66 percent.