Covid-19 Update: India records lowest new cases after 8 months; 9,102 found positive in last 24 hours
In the last 24 hours, 4,08,305 people were vaccinated across 7,764 sessions
Crossing a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic, India has recorded the lowest new Covid-19 cases after 8 months.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 9102 people were found positive of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours after 237 days. The daily new cases were 9,304 on 4th June 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. This has ensured a steady fall in daily fatalities too. The country has recorded less than 120 (117) fatalities in the last 24 hours after more than 8 months (8 months 9 days),” the Health Ministry said in a statement.
India’s active caseload has fallen to 1,77,266 on Tuesday. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further compressed to 1.66 percent of the cumulative caseload.
A net decline of 6,916 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours. India’s active cases per million population is the lowest in the world (128). Germany, Russia, Brazil, Italy, UK, and the USA have much higher cases per million population. India’s Cases per million population is also amongst the lowest in the world (7,736).
Of the total active cases in the last 24 hours, 81.76 percent are concentrated in 8 States and UTs. Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 3,361 in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 1,842 new cases while Tamil Nadu reported 540 new cases.
As of 26th January 2021, till 8 AM, 20,23,809 beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.
In the last 24 hours, 4,08,305 people were vaccinated across 7,764 sessions, while 36,378 sessions have been conducted so far.
About the recoveries, the Ministry noted that the total recovered cases stand at 1,03,45 985 translating to the recovery rate of 96.40 percent. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 1,01,68,719.
In the last 24 hours, 15,901 cases have recovered and 83.68 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 9 States/UTs.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,606 recoveries. Maharashtra follows with 3,080 new recoveries. Karnataka recorded another 1,036 daily recoveries.
Five States/UTs account for 63.25 percent of the 117 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 30 deaths. Kerala and Chhattisgarh follow with 17 and 13 new deaths, respectively.
India’s deaths per million population (111) are amongst the lowest in the world.