UPDATE - Number Of COVID-19 Cases In India Rises By 16,326 Over Past 24 Hours - Health Ministry

UPDATE - Number of COVID-19 Cases in India Rises by 16,326 Over Past 24 Hours - Health Ministry

NEW DELHI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd October, 2021) India has confirmed 16,326 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 34,159,562, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

The death toll from the disease has reached 453,708 people, with 666 new fatalities being recorded over the past day.

More than 33.53 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.

A day earlier, the country confirmed 15,786 new coronavirus cases, with 231 fatalities.

India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 45.4 million patients.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 242.96 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 4.93 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.