Coronavirus: India records 12,689 new cases in a day, case fatality rate at 1.44%
Daily new cases of infection as well as deaths were at their lowest in around eight months.
India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,06,89,527 with 12,689 new cases in a day, while 1,03,59,305 people have recuperated from the infection so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.91% on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry's data.
With 137 more fatalities, the death toll reached 1,53,724, the data updated at 8 am showed. The Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44%.
There are 1,76,498 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprise 1.65% of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 19,36,13,120 samples have been tested up to January 26 with 5,50,426 samples being tested on Tuesday.
India crossed a crucial milestone in its fight against Covid-19 with over 20 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against SARS-CoV2 since the national drive was launched on January 16.