Active cases in India continue to decline, drop to 1.25% of total cases

at 3:02 pm
COVID-19 India
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New Delhi (NVI): The trend of decrease in India’s total active cases continues, as active caseload shrunk to 1.25 per cent of the total positive COVID-19 cases and stands at 1,36,549, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

“India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.36 lakh (1,36,549), while the active caseload now consists of just 1.25% of total positive cases,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

In a significant development, all states and Union Territories have reported a decline in active cases in the last month. “Maharashtra has shown a substantial decline in active cases from 53,163 on January 17 to 38,307 on February 17,” the ministry said.

Moreover, 18 States and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These states are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Ladakh , Assam, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Daman &Diu & D&N.

Furthermore, as on February 17, till 8:00 am, the cumulative vaccination coverage to healthcare and frontline workers against COVID-19 in India has reached nearly 90 lakhs, the ministry noted.

“As many as 89,99,230 vaccine doses have been given to beneficiaries through 1,91,373 sessions. These include 61,50,922 HCWs (1st dose), 2,76,377 HCWs (2nd dose) and 25,71,931 FLWs (1st dose),” it added.

The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

As on Day-32 of the vaccination drive yesterday, total 2,76,943 vaccine doses were given across 7,001 sessions. Out of which, 1,60,691 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,16,252 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine, the statement read.

“8 States account for 57.8 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered in India. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.4 per cent (9,34,962),” it added.

Apart from this, the country’s cumulative recoveries show a progressive increment on a daily basis and stands at 1.06 crore (1,06,44,858). With this, the recovery rate futher improved to 97.33 per cent in India.

In last 24 hours, 11,833 patients have recovered and discharged. The rising recoveries combined with less new cases have ensured a decline in active caseload.

The statement further said that about 81.15 of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States. Out of these, Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,439 cases. 2,700 people recovered in Maharashtra followed by 470 in Tamil Nadu.

-RJV