Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Decline; Over 62 Lakh Vaccinated
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State-Wise Breakdown Of India's Inoculation Drive
The total number of people who have received anti-coronavirus vaccine shots till Monday evening has crossed 60 lakh, the Union health ministry said, highlighting that India reached the mark in 24 days, the fastest in the world.
Eleven states and Union Territories -- Bihar, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala-- have vaccinated more than 65% of the registered healthcare workers, he said.
Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Puducherry have reported less than 40% coverage of vaccinating healthcare workers.
Ten states accounted for 75.12% of the total beneficiaries vaccinated on Monday, Additional Secretary in the Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said.
The Covid-19 pandemic shows signs of receding in India as active cases decline and deaths per-day remain below the 100-mark.
The country reported 78 casualties in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1.55 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Feb. 9, 2021.
India also reported more than 9,110 fresh Covid-19 cases, which was lower than the 14,016 recoveries reported in the day. This led to a fall in active infections below 1.44 lakh; they had crossed 10 lakh mid-September.
The nation with 1.3 billion people is only behind the U.S. in the number of confirmed infections.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,08,47,304
- Active cases: 1,43,625
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,05,48,521
- Deaths: 1,55,158
- Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 9,110
- One-day recoveries: 14,016
- One-day deaths: 78
Meanwhile, more than 62 lakh people have been vaccinated under India’s inoculation drive that began on Jan. 16. India crossed the 60-lakh mark in terms of vaccinations within 24 days. That’s the fastest immunazation rate in the world, according to the Health Ministry’s statement on Monday evening. The U.S. took 26 days to reach this mark, whereas the U.K. achieved it in 46 days, it underlined.
Scientists on a World Health Organization-sponsored mission to shed light on the explosive spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Wuhan will brief journalists on their findings later on Tuesday.
Coronavirus infections continued to slow across the globe and a study found that children and staff at French daycare centers that stayed open during the first national lockdown had low rates of infection.
Over 106 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus so far with 2.3 million deaths. More than 134 million vaccination shots have been given worldwide.