India reported 13,993 new cases of coronavirus disease and 101 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare data showed on Saturday morning. The daily Covid-19 cases in the country have mounted to nearly 14,000 after 23 days—there were 18,855 daily infections on January 29. The country’s active caseload rose once again for the second day in a row and now stands at 143,127, up from Friday’s 139,542, and comprise 1.27% of the total caseload, the data stated.
India, which is the second worst-hit country in the world, now has 10,977,387 infections and 156,212 people have succumbed to the coronavirus disease so far, the health ministry’s dashboard showed at 8 am. According to the health minister, among the 101 fresh fatalities, 44 deaths are from Maharashtra, 15 from Kerala, and eight are from Punjab. There have been 51,713 deaths in Maharashtra, 12,451 in Tamil Nadu, 12,287 in Karnataka, 10,897 in Delhi, 10,242 in West Bengal, 8,712 in Uttar Pradesh, and 7,167 in Andhra Pradesh so far, data also showed.
With 10,307 discharges between Friday and Saturday morning, 10,678,048 patients have recovered and it has pushed the national recovery rate to 97.27%. The case fatality rate stands at 1.42%.
According to the health ministry’s dashboard, 10,715,204 people have also been vaccinated against Covid-19 since January 16, when the government launched its mammoth inoculation drive. The health ministry had said that 10,449,942 vaccine doses were administered by Friday evening. “This includes 62,95,903 health care workers, who have taken the first dose, and 756,942 health care workers, who have taken the second dose, along with 33,97,097 frontline workers who were administered the first dose,” it said.
It had also said that 41 people have been hospitalized and 34 people have died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination across the country, saying “no case of serious death is attributable to vaccination, to date”. “Of the 41 cases of hospitalization, 25 were discharged after treatment, while 14 persons died and two are under treatment. In the last 24 hours, one person has been hospitalized. Of the 34, 13 persons died in the hospital while 20 deaths are recorded outside the hospital and 14 deaths are recorded in the hospital. In the last 24 hours, two new deaths have been reported,” the ministry added.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that 21,02,61,480 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to February 19, with 7,86,618 samples being tested on Friday.