New Delhi (NVI): India has been reporting a steadily decline in daily coronavirus deaths, with less than 150 daily deaths continuously for the last 10 days, Union Health Ministry confirmed.
The country’s overall death toll stands 1,55,080 with 84 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
In a official statement, the Ministry said that, “The effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardized clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels, in addition to consistent low daily positive cases.”
It added that, the collaborative efforts of State and UT governments have resulted in reducing the case fatality level substantially.
The ministry also said, around 17 States and UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours.
These are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Assam, it said.
Apart from this, 84 fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Out of these, six states account for 79.76 per cent of cases.
Maharashtra reported the maximum casualties with 30 fatalities, followed by Kerala with 19 daily deaths.
Meanwhile, the country’s active cases decline further to 1,48,609. The active cases in India now comprise just 1.37 per cent of the total positive cases. “11,831 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the country and 11,904 new recoveries were registered during the same period,” the ministry data shows.
As many as five states account for 81 per cent of the total active caseload of the country. Out of these, two states, Kerala and Maharashtra cumulatively account for 70 per cent of the total active cases of India, it added.
In another development, more than 58 lakh (58,12,362) beneficiaries have received the vaccination as on February 8 till 8 am, under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise, the ministry noted.
Furthermore, the total recovered cases are more than 1.05 crore (1,05,34,505) and the gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 10,385,896. With this, the recovery rate further improved to 97.20 per cent in India.
“80.53 per cent of the newly recovered cases are recorded in 6 states. Kerala has the highest number to the new recovered cases (5,948), followed by Maharashtra (1,622) and Uttar Pradesh (670),” the statement added.