India records 11,666 infections, 123 deaths in last 24 hours

India records 11,666 infections, 123 deaths in last 24 hours

Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours saw a dip from the previous day, with India recording 11,666 infections, pushing the country's tally to 1,07,01,193, according to the Union Health Ministry update on Thursday. On Wednesday, the country had reported 12,689 fresh coronavirus cases.

Besides, 153 cases of the highly contagious UK coronavirus strain have been detected in India so far, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. The death toll climbed to 1,53,847 after 123 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours. The fatality rate now stands at 1.44 percent.

Meanwhile, the trend of daily Covid-19 recoveries surpassing daily new cases continued on Thursday, with 14,301 patients being discharged in a span of 24 hours. This has now been observed for 21 consecutive days, with cumulative recoveries now at 1,03,73,606.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country also dropped to 1,73,740, constituting 1.62 percent of the total infection count, the Health Ministry data showed. Active cases declined by 2,758 in the 24-hour period.