Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Rise; 108 Die In A Day
A health worker administers a dose of Covaxin in the Covid-19 vaccination room at the Super Speciality Hospital Hospital in Srinagar, India. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Rise; 108 Die In A Day

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Covid-19 deaths in India crossed the 100-mark for the first time in six days, while active cases inched up.

The country reported 108 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. 11, 2021.

India also reported nearly 13,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is higher than the 11,764 recoveries reported in the day. This led to a rise in active infections to 1.42 lakh.

To be sure, the number is still small as active cases had crossed 10 lakh mid-September. They account for a mere 1.31% of the total Covid-19 confirmed cases. That’s lower than deaths which account for 1.43%.

Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,08,71,294
  • Active cases: 1,42,562
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,05,73,372
  • Deaths: 1,55,360
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 12,923
  • One-day recoveries: 11,764
  • One-day deaths: 108

The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has reached 66.11 lakh on the morning of day 26 of the nationwide inoculation drive.

Twenty five cases of adverse effect following immunisation have been reported till 6:30 p.m. on the 25th day of the vaccination drive. The health ministry said India is the fastest country to reach 60 lakh vaccinations, achieving it in just 24 days.

Global Update

German Chancellor Angela Merkel lost a skirmish in a battle with state leaders over how quickly Europe’s biggest economy reopens.

The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. was under 100,000 for a third consecutive day, the first time that’s happened since the week of Nov. 2. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans wear a cloth mask over a medical mask.

Over 107 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus so far with 2.35 million deaths. More than 152 million vaccination shots have been given worldwide.

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