New delhi: Covid cases in the country have declined slightly. Up to 16,000 positive cases have been registered so far and less than 12,000. In the last 24 hours, 12,286 new positive cases have been reported, the Central Ministry of Family and Health said on Tuesday. With the newly registered cases, the total number of positive cases in the country has increased to 1,11,24,527. While 12,464 people have been discharged recently, 1,07,98,921 people have recovered so far. Another 91 died. The total death toll reached 1,57,248. Currently, there are 1,57,248 active cases in the country, the Center said. It explained that 1,48,54,136 people had been vaccinated as part of the vaccination drive. Union Health Minister DR. Harsh Vardhan with his wife took their vaccine first dose today and also said it’s 100% safe to take the vaccine which is made in India.