Corona Update: Rapid decline in active cases in India continues

New Delhi: The declining trend in active cases of Covid-19 continues in India. Total active cases in India have fallen to 1.36 lakh (1,36,872). Currently, out of the total confirmed cases in India, active cases are only 1.25 percent.

So far, more than 1.06 crore (1,06,33,025) people have recovered. In the last twenty-four hours, 11,805 patients have been discharged from hospital after recovering. India’s recovery rate is the highest in the world at 97.32 percent. The interval between healthy and active cases has increased and is today 1,04,96,153.

In another positive trend, 31 states / union territories recorded higher than the national average. The recovery rate in Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli has reached 99.88 percent.

No deaths have been reported in 17 states / union territories in the last twenty four hours. These include Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Meghalaya, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Haryana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Daman And Diu and Dadra are Nagar Haveli.

In the last 24 hours, no new cases have been registered in six states / union territories. These include Sikkim, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Tripura and Daman and Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli.

As of 8 am on February 16, 2021, the cumulative number of health care and front-line personnel vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country has crossed the 87 lakh mark. The Honorable Prime Minister launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on 16 January 2021.

According to the provisional report till eight o’clock this morning, 87,20,822 beneficiaries were vaccinated through 1,84,303 sessions. These include 61,07,120 health care workers (second dose) and 24,53,411 frontline personnel (first dose).

A total of 4,35,527 beneficiaries were vaccinated on the 31st day of the vaccination campaign (February 15, 2021). 2,99,797 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 10,574 sessions for the first dose and 1,35,730 health care workers for the second dose of the vaccine.

In the last twenty-four hours, 9,121 new cases were registered. 80.54 percent of new cases were reported from five states.

Maharashtra recorded the highest daily number of 3,365 new cases. This was followed by 2,884 new cases from Kerala and 425 from Tamil Nadu.

81 deaths have been recorded in the last twenty-four hours. Five states account for 70.37 percent of the newly recorded deaths.

Maharashtra recorded the highest number of deaths at 23, while Kerala recorded 13 deaths a day and Punjab 10.