Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Rise For Third Straight Day
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Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Rise For Third Straight Day

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India's active coronavirus caseload inched up for the third straight day, at a time when the government has already claimed success over the virus and has vaccinated more than 82 lakh people.

India added 11,649 new cases in 24 hours according to the health ministry's update as of 8 a.m on Feb. 15. That’s higher than the 9,489 recoveries in the same period, taking active cases to nearly 1.4 lakh.

Authorities reported 90 deaths during the same time period, taking total fatalities to over 1.55 lakh. This accounts for 1.43% of the total 1.09 crore coronavirus cases detected in India.

At the same time, 82,85,295 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far with over 21,000 of these receiving their shots in the last 24 hours. India is currently focused on vaccinating its healthcare and frontline workers.

Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 10916589
  • Active cases: 139637
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 10621220
  • Deaths: 155732
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 11,649
  • One-day recoveries: 9,489
  • One-day deaths: 90

Global Update

The pace of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. continued to ease as the country’s week-to-week average fell to its lowest in almost four months. A top Biden administration health official warned Americans not to get complacent as the potentially more lethal variant first found in the U.K. spreads across the country.

The U.K. affirmed its plan for schools to reopen early next month as the nation’s vaccine program meets its first target. The Czech government prolonged its lockdown as the country struggles to contain one of Europe’s worst outbreaks.

Globally, total confirmed Covid-19 cases have topped 108.7 million with 2.3 million dead. More than 172 million have been given vaccination shots so far.

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