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India Reports 18,855 New COVID-19 Cases

Mumbai: According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 18,855 new COVID-19 cases, 20,746 discharges and 163 deaths in the last 24 hours on Friday.

With this, the total COVID-19 cases in the country have increased to 1,07,20,048, including 1,71,686 active cases and 1,03,94,352 total discharges. In the last 24 hours, COVID-19 has resulted in 1,54,010 deaths, including new deaths.

A total of 29,28,053 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in its first phase. The Union Health Ministry has approved two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, under the Emergency Use Authority (EAU).

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed today, “A total of 19,50,81,079 samples were tested for COVID-19 till 28 January. Of these, 7,42,306 samples were tested yesterday.”

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