COVID-19: 15,233 new cases, 151 deaths reported in India

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New Delhi (NVI): India saw a rise of 15,233 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 10,610,883, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 1,52,869, with 151 new fatalities being reported during the same period.

Currently,  97.75 per cent of the infected people have recovered, with recoveries standing at a total of 10,265,706 across the country.

Meanwhile, active coronavirus cases in India have dropped below the 2-lakh mark and stands at 1,92,308 at a time when the country is undergoing the world’s biggest vaccination drive.

With this, the share of active cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk to 1.81 per cent.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 19,97,992 followed by Karnataka with 9,33,578 and Andhra Pradesh with 8,86,418 positive cases.

In another development, in total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the immunisation drive, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

In the last 24 hours, 1,31,649 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 20 states and Union Territories.

Ten cases of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) — four in Delhi, two in Karnataka, and one each in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and West Bengal — have required hospitalisation so far, additional secretary in the Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said. “There has been no case of serious/severe adverse event attributable to COVID-19 vaccination till date,” Agnani said.

Apart from this, nearly 5 States namely Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal account for 73 per cent of the total active cases in the country, the ministry said.

-CHK