No deaths were reported in 17 states and Union Territories during the last 24 hours

In a significant achievement, India has been recording less than 150 daily deaths continuously for the last 10 days. Only 84 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

“The effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardized clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels, in addition to consistent low daily positive cases,” said a statement by the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs.

In the last 24 hours, 17 States and Union Territories (UTs) have not reported any deaths. These are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haweli, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Assam.

Six states account for 79.76% of the 84 deaths. Maharashtra reported the maximum casualties with 30 new fatalities followed by Kerala with 19 daily deaths.

The country’s active cases have declined further to 1,48,609 in the last 24 hours. The active cases of the country now comprise just 1.37 percent of the total positive cases.

In the last 24 hours, 11,831 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country. 11,904 new recoveries were registered in the same period. 85.85% of the new cases are from 6 States.

Kerala has also reported the highest daily new cases at 6,075 followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka with 2,673and 487new cases each respectively.

Five States account for 81% of the total active caseload of the country. Two States, Kerala and Maharashtra cumulatively account for 70% of the total active cases of India.

33 States/UTs have less than 5,000 active cases.

Following the national trend, States/UTs have also shown a significant decline in their active caseload.

Maharashtra has shown the maximum decline of active cases in the last month, followed by Uttar Pradesh.

As of February 8 (Day 24 of the vaccination drive), till 8 AM, more than 58 lakh (58,12,362) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.

In the last 24 hours, 36,804 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 1,304 sessions. 1,16,487 sessions have been conducted so far.

The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day is following a steady upward curve.

The total recovered cases are more than 1.05 Cr (1,05,34,505).The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 10,385,896. The recovery rate is 97.20%.

80.53% of the newly recovered cases are recorded in six States. Kerala has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (5,948), followed by Maharashtra(1,622) and Uttar Pradesh (670).