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Covid surge: India reports 13,742 cases, 104 deaths in past 24 hours
24-02-2021 10:50

Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing an upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 13,742 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,30,176 on Wednesday, Union Health Ministry said.

The rise in new cases is almost 3,158 more than Tuesdays. India has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not crossing the 200-mark over the last one month.

However, the number spiked possibly owing to "mutations and new strains" as has been studied by the laboratories involved in Covid detection across the country.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 104 more deaths taking the overall toll to 1,56,567.

Last week, officials said that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,46,907 active cases at present after 14,037 patients were discharged in a day.

Till now, 1,07,26,702 persons have been discharged so far. The recovery rate has remained to 97.24 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.42 per cent.

At least 84 per cent of the new cases are from six states -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Karnataka and Gujarat.

Six states account for 84.62 per cent of the new deaths including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

The Ministry also informed that 8,05,844 samples were tested on Tuesday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 21,30,36,275.

More than 1,21,65,598 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns much earlier.

 
 
India reports 10,584 new Covid-19 cases, 78 deaths in past 24 hours
23-02-2021 11:20

Although fresh Covid-19 cases have been showing an upward trend over the past one week, it came down by at least 3,600 cases as the country reported 10,584 new cases in the last 24 hours on Tuesday.

The overall tally mounted to 1,10,16,434, the Health Ministry officials said.

India has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not crossing the 200-mark over the last one month.

However, the number spiked possibly owing to "mutations and new strains" as has been studied by the laboratories involved in Covid detection across the country.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 78 more deaths, taking the overall toll to 1,56,463.

Last week, officials said that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.

On Monday, 14,199 cases were reported; on February 21, 14,264 cases; on February 20, 13,993.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,47,306 active cases at present after 13,255 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,07,12,665 persons have been discharged so far. The recovery rate has remained to 97.24 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.42 per cent.

At least 86.3 per cent of the new cases are from five states -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab. Five states account for 78.31 per cent of the new deaths including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

The Ministry also informed that 6,78,685 samples were tested on Monday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 21,22,30,431

More than 1,17,45,550 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns much earlier.
 
5 lakh dead, US begins bending its coronavirus curve
23-02-2021 07:10

On 22 February 2021, America woke up to a terrifying statistic: More than 500,000 dead from the coronavirus in the country's deadliest year. That is more Americans who died in a single year than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.

The first blow came in February 2020. The virus killed a man in his 50s on February 29, in California, and the country's Covid-19 curve began its catastrophic climb.

This unprecedented American tragedy followed a series of mis-steps by the Trump administration and state officials, combined with a testing disaster and utter misinformation from the previous White House.

At its worst, during the pandemic's winter surge, more than 150 people were dying every hour, and the US recorded 4,400 deaths on a single day the week before Joe Biden was inaugurated.

One month into the Biden presidency, the country's infection curve is turning direction, for the first time in several months. Biden's Covid 19 task force is hoping the country can avoid a fourth surge.

Schools are planning for expanded hybrid classes, and the country is on track to have enough shots for 300 million Americans by July.

Two remarkable shifts headline the still evolving American turnaround: Vaccines and public health communication. The Trump show has been replaced by thrice-a-week Covid-19 briefings within a week into Biden's tenure.

The briefings feature short remarks by domain experts who bring charts and data -- rarely over 15 minutes each, bookended by a Q and A session.

After 11 briefings, the details offer us a sense of how Americans will emerge from their bubbles, even as the numbers proceed to the next grim milestone. Nothing explains America's path to reopening better than recent data from Biden's Covid-19 task force huddles. Below are highlights that capture the state of the pandemic one year on from the time when Americans had no idea what was going to hit them.

The vaccination effect is here. New cases and new hospitalisations are both going south. Covid-19 in the US has been declining for five weeks with the seven day average dropping 74 per cent since the peak seven day average on January 11. The current number is approximately 66,000 cases per day and similar to the Summer 2020 peak. The seven day average for new hospital admissions at 6,500 a day reflects a 60 per cent decline since the peak seven day average on January 9 and is the lowest seven day average in hospital admissions since last Fall.

The number of reported deaths is also slowing with the latest seven day average at slightly more than 1,900 deaths per day. This is the lowest since the beginning of December 2020.

Vaccines for kids are coming by Fall, says Biden's chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Pfizer, which initially tested its vaccine on 44,000 adults, has recruited younger populations up to 12 years old. In April, the company plans to study the vaccine in children younger than 12 down till 5 years.

Results are likely to take at least a year. However, data on school age children between 12 years old to 17 years old is expected around the 2021 Fall term. Moderna is currently enrolling 12 to 17 year olds. These will be representative trials, with around 3,000 participants to test for "non-inferiority by immunogenicity", Fauci said. The investigation hopes to establish whether the vaccine is safe in children and if it induces an immune response that's comparable or not inferior to the immune response associated with efficacy in other trials. Decisions on vaccinating elementary school children will likely not be firmed up until the first quarter of 2022, according to Fauci.

The debate over reopening schools continues to rage. As on date, 18 per cent of US counties have Covid-19 levels at low or moderate levels - consistent with full in-person learning for all K-12 schools according to CDC guidance. About 22 per cent of US counties are at substantial level spread and the CDC has recommended hybrid learning or reduced in-person attendance for all K-12 schools in this colour coding. For 60 per cent of counties that remain in the red zone or high transmission, the CDC guidance is for K-5 students to return to school in hybrid or reduced in-person attendance, and virtual-only for middle and high school schools.

More than 44 million in the US have got at least one dose of the vaccine and more than 19 million have got both their doses. In both those categories, more than 60 per cent of those vaccinated are Whites, while Asians and Black account for around 5-7 per cent of total vaccinations. The US is averaging 1.7 million shots per day, up from 1.1 million four weeks ago and 892,000 the week before Biden took office. Despite the steady progress, the US is headed towards 600,000 deaths by June this year, according to a predictive model from the University of Washington. In several states which have begun easing restrictions, the numbers have already started to creep back upwards.

"It's almost unbelievable," Dr. Anthony Fauci said of the half a million death toll "But it's true."

 
 
India's Covid cases resurge: Over 14,000 cases in past 24 hours
22-02-2021 10:20

Fresh Covid-19 cases continue to show an upward trend over the past one week. India reported 14,199 new cases in the last 24 hours on Monday with the overall tally mounting to 1,10,05,850, health officials said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 83 more deaths, taking the overall toll to 1,56,385.

Over past one month, the country has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not crossing the 200-mark.

However, in the past few days the Coronavirus cases in various parts of the country suddenly showed a spike.

On Saturday, 14,264 cases were reported, on February 20, there were 13,993, on February 19, the count of new cases was 13,193, on February 18 it was 12,881, on February 17, the number was 11,610, on February 16 the number was 9,121.

Last week, the health ministry officials said that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,50,055 active cases at present after 9,695 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,99,410 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has remained to 97.22 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.42 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 6,20,216 samples were tested on Sunday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 21,15,51,746

Meanwhile, more than 1,11,16,854 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns much earlier.

 
 
Covid cases on rise again in India; 13,193 new cases in the past 24 hours
19-02-2021 11:40

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) As the number of new Covid-19 cases showed an upward trend over the past three days, India reported 13,193 new cases in the last 24 hours on Friday and the overall tally mounted to 1,09,63,394, health officials said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 97 more Covid fatalities, taking the overall toll to 1,56,111.

In the past one month, the country has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not going over the 200-mark.

However, in the past few days the coronavirus cases in various parts of the country suddenly showed a spike.

On Thursday, the count of new cases was 12,881, on February 17 it was 11,610, on February 16 the number was 9,121 and February 15 had 11,649 cases.

Earlier, the health ministry officials said that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,39,542 active cases at present after 10,896 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,67,741 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.30 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.42 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 7,71,071 samples were tested on Thursday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 20,94,74,862.

Meanwhile, more than 10 million (1,01,88,007) doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than her.
 
With 97.32% recovery, India's Covid tally reaches 1.09 crore
18-02-2021 11:20

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 12,881 new infections in the last 24 hours, even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,50,201, health officials said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said there were 101 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,56,014.

For over a month, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Besides, the daily Covid death toll has been treading below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

The health ministry officials told on Tuesday that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths between 78 to 120.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,37,342 active cases at present after 11,987 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,56,845 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.32 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.42 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 7,26,562 samples were tested on Wednesday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 20,87,03,791

Meanwhile, more than 9 million (94,22,228) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than her.
 
India reports 11,610 new cases and 100 deaths in past 24 hours
17-02-2021 11:20

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,610 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,37,320, health officials said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 100 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,913.

For over a month, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Besides, the daily Covid-19 death toll has been treading below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

The health ministry officials told on Tuesday that the average daily new infections for last 15 days are oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths between 78 to 120.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,36,549 active cases at present after 11,833 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,44,858 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.33 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 6,44,931 samples were tested on Tuesday day. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 20,79,77,229

Meanwhile, nearly 9 million (89,99,230) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than her.
 
With 9,121 new cases, India reports second lowest figure of year
16-02-2021 10:20

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 9,121 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,25,710, health officials said on Tuesday.

For over a month, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Besides, the daily Covid-19 death toll has been treading below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 81 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,813

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,36,872 active cases at present after 11,805 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,33,025 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.32 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 6,15,664 samples were tested on Monday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 20,73,32,298.

Meanwhile, more than 8.5 million (87,20,822) doses of corona vaccine have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier.
 
India reports 11,649 new Covid cases, 90 deaths
15-02-2021 12:20

Continuing its streak of low number of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,649 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,16,589, health officials said on Monday.

For over a month, India has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Besides, the daily Covid-19 death toll has been treading below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

On February 9, the country had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

The Health Ministry said there were 90 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,732

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,39,637 active cases at present after 9,489 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,21,220 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.29 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

The ministry also informed that 4,86,122 samples were tested on Friday.

Meanwhile, more than 8 million (82,85,295) doses of corona vaccine have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than her.
 
12,000 new Covid cases, India's tally over 1.08 crore
13-02-2021 10:30

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 12,143 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,08,92,746, health officials said on Saturday.

For over two weeks, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Also, the daily COVID-19 death toll has been below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 103 more COVID-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,080.

As per the ministry's data, there are 1,36,571 active cases at present after 11,395 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,06,00,625 persons have been discharged.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.32 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent. The ministry also informed that 7,43,614 samples were tested on Friday.

Close to 8 million (7,967,647) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than India.

 
 
India reported year's second lowest Covid figures
12-02-2021 10:20

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 9,309 new infections and 87 deaths in the last 24 hours, second-lowest this year so far, as per the data shared by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) on Friday morning.

The overall tally of Covid cases has mounted to 1,08,80,603 while the toll has reached 1,55,447, health officials said.

The country recorded 9,110 infections, lower than today's figure three days ago on February 9 while it reported 78 deaths on that day. Earlier, the lowest cases of the year were recorded on January 19, when 10,064 new infections were reported.

For over two weeks, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Meanwhile, it's the second instance of recording cases less than 10,000 in 2021 so far. The daily Covid-19 death toll has been below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

The Covid cases active at present are 1,35,926 after 15,858 patients were discharged in a day. 1,05,89,230 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.32 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 20,47,89,784 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to February 11. Of these, 7,65,944 samples were tested on Thursday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

More than 7.5 million (75,05,010) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has become the fastest nation in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns earlier than her.

 
 
17 states, UTs report no Covid death in last 24 hours: Indian Govt
11-02-2021 15:55

While the country recorded 108 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, a matter of relief for the nation is that they were limited to a few states and union territories as 17 states have not reported any fatality due to Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry informed that 17 states and UTs including Telangana, Gujarat, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Daman & Diu, have not reported any Covid death in the last 24 hours.

India as on Thursday, has reported 12,923 new infections and 108 more deaths from novel coronavirus. The case tally has mounted to 1,08,71,294 while the Covid-19 death toll in the country has increased to 1,55,360, the data by the Health Ministry showed.

Meanwhile, the country has recorded 1,42,562 active cases of the Covid-19 disease. The union ministry said that the total positive cases in the country now comprise merely 1.31 per cent of the total cases.

"India's active cases per million population (104) is amongst the lowest in the world," the ministry added.

However, 11,764 new recoveries were also registered in the same period which is 97.26 per cent of the total cases reported so far including deaths.

The ministry said that the national recovery rate (97.26 per cent) continues to be one of the highest globally.

The total recovered cases are 1,05,73,372. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 1,04,30,810.

Meanwhile, the ministry also informed that 83.20 per cent of the newly recovered cases against Covid-19 are recorded in 6 states.

"Kerala has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (5,745), followed by Maharashtra (2,421) and Gujarat (495)," it added.

 
 
India reports close to 13,000 new Covid cases, 108 deaths in past 24 hours
11-02-2021 11:00

India's streak of low numbers of single-day Covid cases continued on Thursday as 12,923 new infections and 108 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

While the number of total corona cases mounted to 1,08,71,294, the death toll due to Covid-19 increased to 1,55,360, health officials said.

For around two weeks now, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Also, the daily Covid-19 deaths have been below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

Active cases total 1,42,562 at present, with 1,05,73,372 persons cured and discharged so far. A total of 11,764 more patients recovered during the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.26 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 20,40,23,840 samples have been tested up to February 10, including 6,99,185 tests on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

As many as 70,17,114 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

 
 
No decision yet on free vaccination for people above 50: Indian Govt
10-02-2021 14:40

With just weeks remaining for the start of Covid vaccination for people above 50 years of age, the union government has still not decided whether this priority group will receive the doses free of cost on the lines of healthcare and frontline workers currently being immunised under the a nationwide programme.

Dr VK Paul, member (health) NITI Aayog and Chairperson, National Task Force For Covid-19, told IANS on Wednesday that no decision regarding free vaccination to people above 50 years of age -- who fall in the third priority group of vaccination -- has been made by the Centre so far.

He added that meetings with state heads would follow soon to explore the possibility of free vaccination of the subset.

"We have already provided vaccines free to all the healthcare and frontline workers. For people above 50 years of age, meetings between the states and union would be conducted to discuss the sharing of expenditure. However, no decision is made so far," Paul said while answering to a query put by IANS during a virtual session.

The union government has prioritised 30 crore of Indian population to receive Covid vaccines. The government has divided this vast range into three groups which include 1 crore of healthcare workers, 2 crore of frontline workers and remaining 27 crores of general population who are above 50 years of age and more susceptible to be exposed to the Covid-19.

The government is providing free vaccines to health care and frontline workers who constitute 3 crore of the total population of the country.

Meanwhile, Paul also explained why the government prioritised people above 50 years of age to receive Covid vaccines. He shared that of the total fatalities caused by Covid, 78% were those who aged above 50 years.

"Once you reach the age of 50, you are vulnerable to develop 70% of the underlying medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension etc) and become more vulnerable to any kind of viral infection," Paul said.

"Since Covid-19 is also a viral disease and data suggests it brings more damage to people above 50 (years) and with co-morbidities, we took a public health approach and decided to prioritise this population fraction along with our Covid warriors,'" he explained.

Asked whether the remaining population would also be prioritised, Paul said that an evaluation post immunisation of all the priority groups would be done to decide further. "Things like stockpiling of vaccines would be evaluated to account if people need further vaccinations and how," Paul added.
 
India reports 11,067 new corona cases, 94 more deaths
10-02-2021 11:30

India's streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases continued on Wednesday as 11,067 new infections and 94 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

While the number of total corona cases mounted to 1,08,58,371, COVID-19 death toll in the country increased to 1,55,252, health officials said.

For around two weeks now, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Also, the daily COVID-19 deaths have been below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

Active cases total 1,41,511 at present, with 1,05,61,608 persons cured and discharged so far. A total of 13,087 more patients recovered during the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.27 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 20,33,24,655 samples have been tested up to February 9, including 7,36,903 tests on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

As many as 66,11,561 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.
 
India reports 9,110 new corona cases, 78 more deaths in past 24 hours
09-02-2021 10:40

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 9,110 new infections and 78 deaths in the last 24 hours on Monday, the lowest in nine months so far, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data said.

The overall tally mounted to 1,08,47,304 while the COVID-19 death toll reached 1,55,158, health officials said.

The country had recorded its lowest 8,821 cases on June 2 last year and 75 COVID-19 deaths on April 30, 2020. The lowest new cases in 2021 were recorded on January 19 -- 10,064 cases.

For around two weeks now, India has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Also, the daily COVID-19 death toll has been below the 200-mark for more than a month now.

Active cases at present total 1,43,625 as 14,016 patients were cured and discharged. Till now, 1,05,48,521 persons have been cured.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.25 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 20,25,87,752 samples have been tested till February 8, including 6,87,138 on Monday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

More than 6 million (62,59,008) doses of corona vaccine have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Health Ministry, India has the fastest vaccine administration rate, even though many countries had launched their immunisation campaigns before India.

 
 
India vaccinates 2.2 lakh beneficiaries in a day, total crosses 60 lakh
09-02-2021 01:50

More than 2 lakh beneficiaries, including healthcare and frontline workers, received Covid vaccine shots on Monday, pushing the tally of vaccinated population above the 6 million-mark, the Union Health Ministry said.

The data shared by the ministry showed that 2,23,298 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm on Monday through 8,257 sessions held across the country.

With the latest addition, the cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has now reached 60,35,660 through 1,24,744 sessions held so far. Of these 54,12,270 are healthcare workers and the remaining 6,23,390 are frontline workers.

Meanwhile, the figure of deaths of vaccine beneficiaries has reached 23 after one person was reported dead in the last 24 hours. "Total 23 deaths have been recorded till date. In the last 24 hours, one death has been reported -- a 29-year-old female, a resident of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh," the ministry informed.

"These comprise 0.0004 per cent of the total vaccinations. Of the 23, nine persons died in hospitals while 14 deaths were recorded outside the hospitals," it added.

However, the ministry officials clarified that "none of these deaths have been causally linked to Covid-19 vaccination".

The ministry also informed that 29 persons have been hospitalised after receiving vaccine doses so far, comprising 0.0005 per cent of the total vaccinations.

"Of the 29 cases of hospitalisation, 19 were discharged after treatment, while nine persons died. In the last 24 hours, one person suffering from B/L facial palsy has been hospitalised in Thiruvananthapuram, and his condition is stable, officials said.

However, they maintained that no case of serious/severe adverse event following immunisation/death is attributable to vaccination till date.
 
11,831 new Covid cases take India's tally to over 1.08 crore
08-02-2021 10:30

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,831 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,08,38,194, health officials said on Monday.

For over a week, the daily new infections have been below 15,000 while the deaths have been below 200-mark for more than a month now.

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new cases, the lowest this year. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 84 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,080

As per the ministry's data, there are 1,48,609 active cases as of now after 11,904 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,05,34,505 persons have been discharged.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.2 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 20,19,00,614 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to February 7. Of these, 5,32,236 samples were tested on Sunday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Nearly six million (58,12,362) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Health Ministry, India ranks 3rd globally in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns before India.

 
 
India reports 11,039 new corona cases, 110 more deaths
03-02-2021 10:40

Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,039 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,07,77,284, health officials said on Wednesday.

For the last five days, the country has recorded less than 15,000 new infections daily. Also, the daily COVID-19 death toll has been below the 300-mark for more than a month.

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new cases, the lowest this year. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 110 more COVID-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,54,596.

As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,60,057 active cases at present whereas 1,04,62,631 persons have been discharged so far.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.08 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

As many as 41,38,918 corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

As per the Health Ministry, India is in fifth position globally in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, despite the fact that many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns before India.
 
At 94, India records lowest Covid deaths after 14th May
02-02-2021 12:10

A year into the pandemic and after rounds of vaccination, India on Tuesday reported 94 Covid deaths in 24 hours, the lowest since May 14 last year.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said the overall toll has reached 1,54,486 as 8,635 new Covid-19 cases continued the low streak and the overall tally mounted to 1,07,66,245 in over a year, with the first Coronavirus case reported on January 30 in 2020.

The country last reported below 8,500 new cases on June 1 when there were 7,761 cases.

On May 14, 2020, India recorded 98 deaths before its steady rise to 1,247 in mid September, the highest deaths in 24 hours.

For the past 4 days, the country has been recording less than 15,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll has remained below the 300-mark for over a month.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,04,48,406 people have so far been discharged, and currently, there are 1,63,353 active cases.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.05 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.

A total of 19,77,52,057 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to February 1. Of these, 6,59,422 samples were tested on Monday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Meanwhile, India's total active caseload continues to follow a consistent downward slope. It has dropped to 1.68 lakh. The present active caseload now consists of just 1.52 per cent of India's total positive cases.

Since January, daily recoveries have consistently exceeded daily new cases, the Union Health Ministry informed.

A total of 31 States/Union Territories (UT)s have less than 5,000 active cases as of date. Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported four active cases followed by Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli with six active cases.

Total active cases in Delhi is 1,265.

As much as 79.69 per cent of the total active cases are from five states/UTs. Two states alone, Kerala and Maharashtra cumulatively account for a bulk (69.41 per cent) of India's total active cases.

A total of 39,50,156 vaccinations against Covid-19 have taken place in India in a fortnight after the approval of the two Covid vaccines.

A 63.34 per cent of the total vaccinated beneficiaries are from eight states. Uttar Pradesh accounts for the maximum share of vaccinated beneficiaries followed by Rajasthan and Karnataka.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India stands at the fifth position globally in terms of the number of vaccine doses administered within a country. This is despite the fact that many countries had initiated their vaccination campaign before India.

 
 
India records 11,000 new Covid cases, 118 deaths in a day
01-02-2021 10:50 
 
With 11,427 new Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India continued its streak of low single-day cases, even as the overall tally mounted to 1,07,57,610, health officials said on Monday.
 
For the last 3 days, the country has been recording less than 15,000 daily new infections. Also, the daily death toll remained below the 300-mark for more than a month.
 
On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new cases, the lowest so far this year. Last year, the lowest was recorded on June 3 with 9,633 cases.
 
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday said there were 118 fresh deaths taking the overall toll to 1,54,392.
 
As per the Ministry's data, 1,04,34,983 people have so far been discharged, and currently, there are 1,68,235 active cases.
 
The recovery rate has increased to 97 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.44 per cent.
 
A total of 19,70,92,635 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to January 30. Of these, 5,04,263 samples were tested on Sunday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
 
Meanwhile, India's total Active Caseload continues to follow a consistent downward slope. It has dropped to 1.68 lakh. The present active caseload now consists of just 1.57 per cent of India's total positive cases.
 
Since the last 25 days, daily recoveries have consistently exceeded daily new cases, the union health ministry informed.
 
Total 37,58,843 vaccinations against Covid-19 have happened in India since it started Covid immunisation drive. The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16 after the approval of the two Covid vaccines.
 
As per the Union health ministry, India stands at the fifth position globally in terms of the number of vaccine doses administered within the country. This is despite the fact that many countries had initiated their vaccination campaign before India.
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