India reports 1,17,100 COVID cases in last 24 hours

A healthcare worker on duty to take samples for COVID. [FPK File Photo]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,17,100 COVID cases, over 28 percent higher than the previous day’s infections, the Health Ministry of India said on Friday.

In order to deal with the surge, the government of India is speeding up vaccination drives across the country. Those in the age group 15-18 are now being inoculated.

The number of deaths climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 more fatalities, the data showed.

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