Coronavirus India Updates: No New Deaths In Seven States, UTs In Three Weeks
The Covid-19 pandemic shows signs of receding in India as active cases decline and deaths per-day remain below the 100-mark.
The country reported 94 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. 10, 2021.
India also reported more than 11,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, which was lower than the 13,087 recoveries reported in the day. This led to a fall in active infections below 1.42 lakh; they had crossed 10 lakh mid-September.
The nation with 1.3 billion people is only behind the U.S. in the number of confirmed infections.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,08,58,371
- Active cases: 1,41,511
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,05,61,608
- Deaths: 1,55,252
- Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 11,067
- One-day recoveries: 13,087
- One-day deaths: 94
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 case 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.
This comes at a time when new Covid-19 cases and deaths have both dropped drastically. Seven states and Union Territories have reported no new Covid-19 death in the last three weeks, while 15 have not registered any such fatality in a day, the Centre said on Tuesday, underlining that consistent gains were being made in terms of declining new cases and casualties.
For the second day in a row and for the third time since Jan. 1 this year, Mumbai city on Tuesday reported three fatalities in a single day, taking the toll to 11,396, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. West Bengal on Tuesday reported its lowest count of fresh Covid-19 cases in the last nine months at 146.
A World Health Organization investigation in China found that the coronavirus most likely jumped to humans through an animal or frozen wildlife products, and a theory that it resulted from a laboratory leak is “extremely unlikely.”
Over 106.7 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus so far with 2.33 million deaths. More than 138 million vaccination shots have been given worldwide.