Coronavirus India Updates: Fresh Cases Fall To The Lowest Since June 11
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Coronavirus India Updates: Fresh Cases Fall To The Lowest Since June 11

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Active coronavirus cases in India declined further even as the country undergoes the world's biggest vaccination drive.

India reported 10,064 new cases -- lowest since June 11 -- in a matter of 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data as of 8 a.m. on Jan. 19. That’s lower than the 17,411 patients who recovered from the virus in the same time period, taking active cases to 2 lakh. India had over 10 lakh live infections in mid-September.

They account for less than 2% of India’s total confirmed cases.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,05,81,837
  • Active cases: 2,00,528
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,02,28,753
  • Deaths: 1,52,556
  • Number of fresh cases in the last 24 hours: 10,064
  • One-day recoveries: 17,411
  • One-day deaths: 137

Global Update

President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration rejected a move by President Donald Trump to rescind coronavirus-related travel bans for non-American citizens arriving from the European Union, the U.K. and Brazil. Singapore is considering if additional virus measures are needed after an increase in cases.

Japan confirmed three patients infected with the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K., who have no travel history to the country. The European Union’s executive arm will urge member states to set a target for vaccinating at least 70% of the bloc’s population by this summer.

Globally, cases exceed 95.4 million; deaths surpass 2 million.

India Vaccinates 381,305 People for Covid, Health Ministry Says

A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for coronavirus, even as 580 adverse events following immunization were reported in the country, the Union health ministry said on Monday.

Addressing a press briefing, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary in the ministry, said 1,48,266 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 25 states and Union territories till 5 p.m. on Monday.

Of the 1,48,266 beneficiaries who were administered the vaccine on Monday, 8,656 were from Bihar, 1,822 from Assam, 36,888 from Karnataka, 7,070 from Kerala, 6,665 from Madhya Pradesh, 7,628 from Tamil Nadu, 10,352 from Telangana, 11,588 from West Bengal and 3111 were from Delhi.

Agnani said a cumulative 580 adverse events following immunization and seven hospitalizations have so far been reported in the country since the nationwide Covid inoculation drive which began on Jan. 16.

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