NewDelhi: India has reported 14,849 new COVID-19 cases and 155 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 1,06,54,533, while the death toll reached 1,53,339. As many as 15,948 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered cases to 1,03,16,786.
The Health Ministry during a press conference on Saturday said that Bharat Biotech's Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to people in seven more states from next week. The states include Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal. As many as 12 states are already using the vaccine.