COVID-19 Update: India reports 14,545 new cases, 163 deaths in last 24 hours

Worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. ||Representational Image: AP
Worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. ||Representational Image: AP

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday said that India registered 14,545 fresh cases of coronavirus which pushed the total tally to 1,06,25,428 in the nation. The active cases now stand at 1,88,688. With 18,002 new recoveries, as far as 1,02,83,708 patients recovered, and with 163 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 1,53,032, as per Union Health Ministry.

As far as 10,43,534 vaccinated in the entire nation for COVID-19 disease, informed the ministry.

As per the Indian were Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 19,01,48,024 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to 20 January, of which 8,00, 242 samples were tested yesterday.

As per Union Health and Welfare Ministry, the infection (Active) rate is 1.78 percent, the recovery rate has reached 96.78 percent and the death rate is 1.44 percent.

Meanwhile, at least five people (Construction workers) were killed in the fire that broke out at an under-construction building at Serum Institute’s Pune campus on Thursday.

The fire allegedly started from welding works that were going on at the building. Inflammable materials were stored in the building which aggravated the fire. Maharashtra orders probe into SII fire that killed 5; COVID-19 vaccine plant safe

Serum Institute of India, CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted, “We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation, we have learned that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed.”

He confirmed that there has been no loss in vaccine manufacturing. He wrote, “I would like to reassure all governments & the public that there would be no loss of #COVISHIELD production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies at @SerumInstIndia. Thank you very much @PuneCityPolice & Fire Department.”