Meanwhile, India continued to report a fewer number of fresh coronavirus cases with only 14,256 people testing positive, 17,130 being discharged, and 152 having passed away in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
With the addition of fresh cases, the cumulative caseload has climbed to 1,06,39,684, including 1,85,662 active cases. The overall recoveries have reached 10,300,838, while the death toll has mounted to 1,53,184.
Kerala recorded the highest number of active coronavirus cases at 70,624 in the country, followed by Maharashtra with 46,146 active cases.
As per the ministry, India’s active caseload has fallen to 1.78 per cent of the total cases and the recovery rate has improved to 96.78 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 19,09,85,119 samples had been tested for COVID-19 up to January 22, of which 8,37,095 samples were tested on Friday. (UNI)