Daily new cases of COVID-19 in the country climbed to over 13,000 after 19 days taking India's tally of cases to 1,09,63,394, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Friday.
A total of 13,193 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours. The death toll increased to 1,56,111 with 97 daily new fatalities, the data showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,67,741 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.30 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
The total COVID-19 active cases remained below 1.5 lakh. There are 1,39,542 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.27 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
As per the Health Ministry, 98,46,523 vaccine doses were given through 2,10,809 sessions till Thursday evening.
"This includes 62,34,635 health care workers who have taken the 1st dose and 4,64,932 health care workers who have taken the second dose, along with 31,46, frontline workers who were administered the first dose," it said.
The Ministry added a total of 40 persons have been hospitalized and 32 people have died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
According to the ICMR, 20,94,74,862 samples have been tested up to February 18 with 7,71,071 samples being tested on Thursday.
Total cases: 1,09,63,394
Total discharges: 1,06,67,741
Death toll: 1,56,111
Active cases: 1,39,542
Total Vaccination: 1,01,88,007