India records 1.61 lakh COVID-19 case, 879 deaths in last 24 hours

On day 2 of Tika Utsav, more than 37.63 lakh vaccine doses were administered, till 8 pm.

On Tuesday, April 13, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the data of new Covid-19 cases. Report released by the Union Health Ministry states that in the last 24 hours, India reported 1,61,736 new COVID-19 cases and 97,168 patients got discharge, while 879 people died of this deadly virus. Total active cases in India is now around 12 lakhs. Total recovered patients in India are 1,22,53,697.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also released the data that states 25,92,07,108 samples were tested up to April 12 including 14,00,122 samples tested yesterday.

Several states such as Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in new Covid-19 cases prompting authorities to impose new curbs in the state.

Health Ministry on Monday evening tweeted that, “On Day 2 of Tika Utsav, more than 37.63 lakh vaccine doses were administered, till 8 pm.”

Day 2 of the countrywide Tika Utsav saw many Workplace Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational across the country in the government and private sector. On an average 45,000 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) are functional on any given day. Meanwhile, today on April 13, 71,000 CVCs were operational, marking a rise of an average of 26,000 operational Vaccination Centres.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 10,82,92,423 as per the 8 pm provisional report today.

On the other side, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has also approved emergency use authorisation of Russian vaccine, Sputnik V.

While Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, on Monday, April 12, said that Delhi government has requested Centre to increase Covid-19 beds in the Central Hospitals, amid surge in the COVID-19 cases.

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