India’s COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 1,08,71,294 with 12,923 new cases in a day, while 1,05,73,372 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 97.26 per cent on Thursday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
There are 1,42,562 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which accounts for 1.31 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The death count climbed to 1,55,360 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 108 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.43 per cent.
Meanwhile, the government on Wednesday expressed “strong displeasure” about Twitter’s response to the emergency order to block more than a thousand accounts for alleged spread of provocative content and misinformation on the farmer protests.
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Lauding the efforts by India in the fight against COVID-19, country representative of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Roderico Ofrin on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making it a Jan Andolan.
“The access, affordability and the speed which you get the result of the test, communicating and engaging with the community to be able to do COVID-19 appropriate behaviours– it was all on the call of Prime Minister, the Jan Andolan,” Dr Ofrin told ANI.
The WHO country’s representative also said that the Government of India should be proud of the resilience shown during the pandemic.