India reports 16,752 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths

New Delhi [India], February 28 (ANI): As many as 16,752 new COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths were reported in India during the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

A frontline worker reacts as she receives a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at a medical centre in New Delhi, India. (Photo/Reuters)

With this, the total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,10,96,731, including 1,64,511 active cases and 1,07,75,169 discharges.

The COVID-19 death toll reached 1,57,051 on Saturday with additional 113 deaths.

As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,43,01,266 people in the country have been vaccinated against the virus.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021. The vaccination of the frontline workers started on February 2.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed today that the total number of samples has reached 21,62,31,106 as of Saturday, including 7,95,723 samples tested yesterday.

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