India reports 15,981 new COVID-19 cases


New Delhi [India], 16 October (ANI): India has recorded 15,981 new COVID-19 cases and 166 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

With the addition of new cases, India’s active caseload now stands at 2,01,632. The cumulative cases recorded since the start of the pandemic reached 3,40,53,573.

With 17,861 recovering in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries rose to 3,33,99,961.

So far 4,51,980 people have succumbed to the virus.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 97,23,77,045 vaccine doses have been given. Of these, 8,36,118 were administered in the last 24 hours. (ANI)


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