India on Friday recorded as many as 23,068 covid cases and 336 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,01,46,846 crore, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 336 deaths, the toll climbed to 1,47,092.
The total active cases in the country stand at 2,81,919 which comprises 95.77 % of the total caseload, the data stated. The total discharged cases stand at 97,17,834 with 24,661 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Ten states/UTs, however, account for 79.81 per cent of the new deaths.
Meanwhile, the country tested 16,63,05,762 samples for Covid-19 on Thursday that is, 24 December. India has so far tested 9,97,396 samples so far, revealed the Indian Council of Medical Research.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 18,649,350 and 329,022, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of cases at 1.01 crore while the country’s death toll soared to 1.4 lakh.