India has seen as many as 14,199 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Monday.
The coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,10,05,850 with the new cases including 1,50,055 active cases and 1,06,99,410 discharges. The death toll has reached to 1,56,385 with the loss of 83 lives in the last 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, 1,11,16,854 Covid-19 vaccines had been given till Sunday evening.
83 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Five States account for 78.31% of the new deaths. pic.twitter.com/4S2Cbn0zIG
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) February 22, 2021
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research the total number of samples tested up to Sunday were 21,15,51,746. The ICMR also said that 6,20,216 samples were tested on February 21.
However, the states have been advised by the centre to work on improving the overall testing by focusing on an increasing proportion of RT-PCR tests, all negative Rapid Test results to be strictly followed by RT-PCR test and refocusing on strict and comprehensive surveillance among others amid rising concerns over the upsurge in Covid-19 cases across the country.
Over the past few days the country has been witnessing an increase in the active covid19 caseload. More than 74 per cent of cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra. There has also been a spike in the daily cases in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir too are witnessing a surge in daily new cases, the government said.