Coronavirus India Updates: Over 20 Lakh Inoculated Amid Declining Active Cases
An employee walks through the corridor of of the Serum Institute of India Ltd. Hadapsar plant in Pune, Maharashtra, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Over 20 Lakh Inoculated Amid Declining Active Cases

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India added less than 13,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in a day at a time the government is struggling to convince people regarding the safety of the vaccines.

India reported 12,689 new cases in the last 24 hours according to the health ministry’s data as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday. That’s lower than the 13,320 patients who recovered from the virus in the same time period, taking active cases below 1.77 lakh. India had over 10 lakh live infections in mid-September.

A year has passed since India detected the first case of Covid-19 in Kerala. The virus since has infected over 1.06 crore people; 1.03 crore recovered, while more than 1.53 lakh have succumbed to it. The nation has vaccinated more than 20 lakh frontline workers against the virus.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,06,89,527
  • Active cases: 1,76,498
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,03,59,305
  • Deaths: 1,53,724
  • Number of fresh cases in the last 24 hours: 12,689
  • One-day recoveries: 13,320
  • One-day deaths: 137

Global Update

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, marking another grim milestone in the pandemic.

New York City said it would miss its goal of administering 1 million vaccine shots by the end of January, and Mayor Bill de Blasio appealed to the Biden administration for more doses. The U.K. became the first nation in Europe with 100,000 deaths. Ireland’s strict lockdown regime is set to be extended until at least March 5. New Zealand is likely to keep its borders closed to the world through most of 2021.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Over 20 Lakh Beneficiaries Inoculated

Over 20 lakh healthcare workers across the country have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs till Tuesday evening, as per provisional reports, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said that on the eleventh day of the nationwide immunisation drive, 5,615 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7 p.m. in five states -- Tamil Nadu (4926), Karnataka (429), Rajasthan (216), Telangana (35) and Andhra Pradesh (9) -- through 194 sessions.

It said in view of Republic Day, a limited number of sessions in a limited number of states were conducted on Tuesday.

According to Health ministry data, the highest number of vaccinations in the country till now have been carried out in Karnataka at 2,31,601 followed by Odisha at 1,77,090, Rajasthan at 1,61,332 and Maharashtra at 1,36,901.

Source: PTI

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