Coronavirus: India registers 26,382 new cases, tally rises to 99.32 lakh

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 99,32,547 on Wednesday as it registered 26,382 new cases in 24 hours. The country’s toll rose by 387 to 1,44,096. India’s active cases stood at 3,32,002, while the recoveries reached 94,56,449. Wednesday’s new cases are 19.5% higher than the previous day.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare detailed the Centre’s plan for storing coronavirus vaccines as it prepares for a massive inoculation drive. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press briefing that the storage arrangements would include 29,000 cold chain points, 240 walk-in coolers, 70 walk-in freezers, 45,000 ice-lined refrigerators, 41,000 deep freezers and 300 solar refrigerators.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 7.34 crore people and killed over 16.34 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Over 4.15 crore people have recovered from the infection.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories

Coronavirus: India registers 26,382 new cases, tally rises to 99.32 lakh

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