Active Covid cases fall below 1.50 lakh in India

at 12:25 pm

New Delhi (NVI): India’s active coronavirus cases show a sustained downward movement as it has dropped below 1.50 lakh and stands at 1,46,907, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.

The present active COVID-19 caseload now consists of 1.33 per cent of total positive cases.

According to Health Ministry statement, “13,742 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 14,037 recoveries registered during the same period. It has led to a net decline of 399 cases in the total active caseload.”

The statement added that Maharashtra reported maximum positive changes with an addition of 298 cases whereas Kerala has recorded maximum negative change with subtraction of 803 cases in the past 24 hours.

Moreover, in last one week, 12 states have reported more than 100 average daily new cases. These states are Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana, Delhi and Haryana.

The vaccination coverage in India as on February 24 has crossed 1.21 crore and stands 1,21,65,598 through 2,54,356 sessions, the ministry said, adding that, “These include 64,98,300 healthcare workers (1st dose), 13,98,400 healthcare workers (2nd dose) and 42,68,898 frontline workers (1st dose)”

Yesterday, on day 39 of the inoculation drive, 4,20,046 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 2,79,823 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 9,479 sessions for first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 1,40,223 HCWs received second dose of vaccine.

Out of total vaccine doses, 1,07,67,198 (HCWs and FLWs) have received 1st dose of vaccine and total 13,98,400 HCWs have received the 2nd dose of vaccine.

Around 12 States and Union Territories have administered more than 75 per cent of the registered HCWs. These are Bihar, Tripura, Odisha, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, UP and Rajasthan.

Whereas, 10 States and UTs have vaccinated more than 60 per cent of registered FLWs. These are D&N Haveli, Rajasthan, Lakshadweep, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh.

Apart from this, the country’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,07,26,702 and the recovery rate also improved to 97.25 per cent in India. However, the gap between total recovered cases and the active cases is constantly rising and stands at 10,579,795.

The ministry further said that 86.26 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in six states.

Out of these, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,869 cases. 4,823 people recovered in Kerala in the past 24 hours followed by 453 in Tamil Nadu, it added.