India: No COVID-19 death in 19 states, UTs in 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry

India's active caseload dropped to 1,41,511 on Wednesday.


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Nineteen states and Union Territories have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

They are Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Jharkhand, Puducherry, Manipur, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ladakh (UT), Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 

India's active caseload dropped to 1,41,511 on Wednesday, as 13,087 patients recovered in a span of a day. The present active cases now consist of just 1.30 per cent of India’s total positive cases, the health ministry said.

As per the latest updates from the Union Health Ministry, 11,067 new daily cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours, pushing the total caseload to 1,08,58,371, while the death toll surged to 1,55,252 with 94 more fatalities.

India’s cumulative recoveries stood at 1,05,61,608 and the national recovery rate reached 97.27 per cent on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

The health ministry further said that 66,11,561 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till Tuesday 8 am under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.

Of the cumulative vaccination coverage 56,10,134 beneficiaries are healthcare workers and 10,01,427 are frontline workers. As many as 3,52,553 beneficiaries (HCWs – 1,28,032 and FLWs- 2,24,521) were vaccinated on Tuesday across 7,990 sessions. A total of 1,34,746 sessions have been conducted so far, the health ministry added.

 

First Published:Feb. 10, 2021, 3:02 p.m.

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