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Covid19 Latest Updates: India records 2.17 lakh cases & 1,185 deaths; 26.02 lakh vaccine doses given

According to Ministry of Health: India on Friday recorded as many as 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases along with 1,185 more virus-related deaths, in a span of 24 hours. Meanwhile, more than 26.02 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses given till 8 pm on Thursday.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 16, 2021 23:51 IST
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More than 26.02 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses given

The second wave of coronavirus has infected a lot of people and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. India on Friday recorded as many as 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases along with 1,185 more virus-related deaths, in a span of 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry. With this, the confirmed Covid cases tally stands at 1,42,91,917. This is the second straight day that the country recorded over 2 lakh new cases and the sixth straight day of over 1.5 lakh daily cases. The death toll stands at 1,74,308. A total of 11,72,23,509 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered across the country. Meanwhile, more than 26.02 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses given till 8 pm on Thursday.

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