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India reports over 2 lakh new Covid cases for 2nd straight day

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New Delhi, April 16, 2021-
India reported 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 14,291,917 cases on Friday, according to the Health Ministry data.

This is the second consecutive day that the country has registered over 2 lakh cases. On Thursday, the number was 2,00,739.

Also in the last 24 hours, there were 1,185 new Covid-19 fatalities, the second consecutive day with over a thousand deaths.

This took the overall death toll in the country to 1,74,308.

Meanwhile, the daily active cases tally on Friday rose to 15,69,743.

A total of 1,18,302 patients recovered in the same time span, taking the number of recoveries to 1,25,47,866, with a recovery rate of 88.31 per cent.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 14,73,210 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

So far, 26,34,76,625 samples have been tested in the country.

According to the government data, a total of 27,30,359 people were also vaccinated in the same period, taking the total inoculation count to 11,72,23,509. (Agency)

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