New Delhi (NVI): India registered 9,102 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours for the first time after eight months and crossed a milestone in fight against the pandemic, the Union Health Ministry confirmed.
This is first time after 237 days when daily new COVID-19 cases have touched a new low. The daily new cases were 9,304 on June 4, 2020
“With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy of the Centre based on ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach, the daily new cases have seen a consistent decline,” the Ministry of Health said in a official statement.
It added that this has ensured a steady fall in daily fatalities too. India has recorded less than 120 fatalities in past 24 hours which stands at 117 after more than 8 months 9 days.
In another development, the country’s active COVID-19 caseload has also fallen to 1,77,266 and the share of active cases in the total positive cases has further compressed to 1.66 per cent of the cumulative caseload, the statement said.
“A net decline of 6,916 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours,” it added.
The active cases per million population is lowest in the world (128). The countries like Germany, Russia, Brazil, Italy, UK and USA have much higher cases per million population.
Meanwhile, as of January 26, 2021, till 8 am, 20,23,809 beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation exercise, the ministry noted.
In the last 24 hours, 4,08,305 people were vaccinated across 7,764 sessions and 36,378 sessions have been conducted so far.
The ministry also informed that the total recovered cases are 1.03 crore and stands at 1,03,45,985 with 15,901 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. With this, the national recovery rate further improved to 96.90 per cent.
In addition to this, the gap between recovered cases and active cases continues to grow and currently stands at 1,01,68,719.
Furthermore, five States and Union Territories account for 63.25 per cent of the 117 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, the statement said. “Maharashtra reported 30 deaths, while Kerala and Chhattisgarh follow with 17 and 13 new deaths, respectively,” it added.