New Delhi, Jan 16, 2021: India has reported 15,158 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,05,42,841. The country has also recorded 175 deaths apart from the fresh cases.
Over the past day, India has also reported a total of 16,977 discharges, as per Union Health Ministry records, taking the total number of recovered cases to 1,01,79715. India now has 2,11,033 active cases in total.
With 175 deaths, the country’s death toll has reached 1,52,093. Meanwhile, the world has seen over 2 million deaths due to Covid-19 so far since the beginning of the pandemic.
On Saturday, India is beginning its mega vaccine drive, which is being touted as the world’s biggest, across the country with the vaccination of over 3 lakh healthcare workers.
A total of 3,006 session sites across all states and union territories will be virtually connected during the launch at 10.30 am by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on Saturday.