Covid-19 Update: In a landmark, India registers more than 200 million tests
India’s total Active Caseload has dropped to less than 1.5 lakh (1,48,590) and is the lowest in 8 months
Registering an unprecedented record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests, India has crossed the landmark of 20 crore (200 million) tests with 20,06,72,589 total tests on Saturday.
In the last 24 hours, 7,40,794 tests were conducted, said a statement by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
“Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers. With 2369 testing labs in the country including 1,214 Government laboratories and 1,155 Private laboratories, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial boost,” the statement read.
The cumulative positivity rate is also declining and currently pegged at 5.39 percent.
“High level of comprehensive testing on a sustained basis has also resulted in bringing down the national positivity rate,” the Health Ministry said.
The higher daily testing combined with low daily cases have resulted in a low positivity rate, it added.
India’s total Active Caseload continues to follow a consistent downward slope. It has dropped to less than 1.5 lakh (1,48,590) and is the lowest in 8 months.
The present active caseload now consists of just 1.37 percent of India’s total Positive Cases.
Of the total 11,713 active cases, 83.3 percent of the new cases are from six States and Union Territories.
Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 5,610 followed by Maharashtra with 2,628, while Tamil Nadu reported 489 new cases.
As of Feb 6, till 08:00 AM, a total number of vaccinated beneficiaries surpassed 54 lakhs (54,16,849) under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.
The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a consistent and progressive increase.
India is the fastest country to reach the 5 million mark in COVID19 vaccination. This feat was achieved in merely 21 days. Several other countries have had a head start of more than 60 days in the COVID19 vaccination exercise.
In the last 24 hours, 4,57,404 people were vaccinated across 10,502 sessions. 1,06,303 sessions have been conducted so far. It includes 3,01,537 healthcare workers and 1,55,867 frontline workers.
India has also recorded a downfall in the daily new cases and an increase in the recovered number of people. The Recovery Rate has reached nearly 97.19 percent.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,05,10,796 people have recovered. 14,488 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.
Of the new recovered cases, 82.07 percent are observed to be concentrated in six States/UTs.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 6,653 newly recovered cases. 3,573 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 506 in Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, 95 case fatalities have been reported in the last 24 hours. Six States/UTs account for 81.05 percent of the new deaths.
Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties with 40 deaths. Kerala follows with 19 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh with 8. Only two states have registered a double-digit daily casualty count.