No COVID-19 deaths reported in 7 states/UTs in 3 weeks: Health Ministry

at 6:37 pm
Rajesh Bhushan
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

New Delhi (NVI): In line with the country’s downward trend of daily COVID-19 cases, Union Health Ministry today stated that seven states and UTs have reported no new COVID-19 deaths in the last 3 weeks, while 15 have not registered any fatality in the past 24 hours.

Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep have reported no new COVID-19 deaths.”

However, the ministry noted that the last national serosurvey findings have shown that over 70 per cent of the population is still susceptible to the disease.

Furthermore, India was the fastest country to reach 6 million vaccination doses of COVID-19 in 24 days, Bhushan added.

Meanwhile, India’s low number of daily cases and rising recoveries have ensured a sustained fall in active cases.

India’s average daily deaths also continue to sharply decline. From a high of 211 in the second week of January, average daily deaths have reduced to 96 in the second week of February, registering a decline of 55 per cent, Health Ministry stated.

The country’s total active cases has also dropped to 1.43 lakh which now consists of just 1.32 per cent of India’s total infections.