Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Cross 2.1-Lakh Mark
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Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Cross 2.1-Lakh Mark

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India saw more than 25,000 new Covid-19 infections in the 24-hour period reported by the Ministry of Health at 8 a.m. on March 14.

That’s the highest since Dec. 20 and has sent the active case load in the country back to over 2.1 lakh. In total, there were 25,320 new cases, with 16,637 recoveries and 161 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Jab Drive Count

The ministry said on March 14 more than 15 lakh vaccinations were administered across the country over the past 24 hours.

Key Figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,13,59,048.
  • Active cases: 2,10,544.
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,09,89,897.
  • Deaths: 1,58,607.
  • Total vaccinations: 2,97,38,409 beneficiaries.
  • Vaccinations in last 24 hours: 15,19,952.

Puducherry Adds 15 New Covid-19 Cases

Puducherry logged 15 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall tally to 40,030, a top health department official said on March 14.

The fresh infections were identified at the end of the examination of 1,075 samples during the 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on March 14.

One fatality was reported pushing the toll to 671, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar was quoted as saying in a statement. The deceased, a 60-year old man, succumbed to the infection at the Government General Hospital in Karaikal, he said.

The patient died of Covid pneumonia and ARDS, the health department director told Press Trust of India.

As many as 15 patients were discharged during the last 24 hours. The fatality and recovery rates were 1.68% and 97.85% respectively, Mohan Kumar said.

The union territory had 190 active cases while 39,169 patients had recovered and were discharged so far.

The health department director said 6.45 lakh samples were tested so far, of which 5.99 lakh samples tested negative. The department has vaccinated so far 12,831 healthcare workers and 4,659 frontline workers in the union territory.

The second phase of vaccination against Covid-19 which began on March 1 to cover those above 60 years and also those above 45 years with co-morbidities has benefitted 8,675 people so far.

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