Coronavirus India Updates: Active Covid-19 Caseload Drops To 2.23 Lakh
A volunteer takes the temperature of a health worker during a trial of a Covid-19 vaccine delivery system at the Northern Railway Central Hospital in New Delhi. Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Coronavirus India Updates: Active Covid-19 Caseload Drops To 2.23 Lakh

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India’s active coronavirus caseload continued to decline as the country prepares to roll out vaccines to stem the world’s second-worst outbreak.

Active Covid-19 cases dipped to 2.23 lakh, as of 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 10, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry. India reported 18,645 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload to 1.045 crore.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,04,50,284
  • Active cases: 2,23,335
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,00,75,950
  • Deaths: 1,50,999
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 18,645
  • One-day recoveries: 19,299
  • One-day deaths: 201

Total recoveries crossed the 1-crore-mark on Jan. 7 while the nation’s death toll crossed the 1.5-lakh-mark on Jan. 6. A total of 18.02 crore samples have been tested so far—9.16 lakh of them on Friday, PTI reported citing Indian Council of Medical Research.

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