Meanwhile, over 62.6lakh beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise

Continuing on a downward trajectory, India has registered a 55 percent decline in the daily COVID-19 deaths in the last one month.

“From a high of 211 in the second week of January 2021, average daily deaths have reduced to 96 in the second week of February 2021, registering a decline of 55%,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

India’s case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.43% is amongst the lowest in the world. The Global average is 2.18%.

In the last 24 hours, 78 deaths were recorded. Less than 100 deaths have been reported since the last four days.

Five States and Union Territories (UTs) account for 64.1% of the new deaths. Kerala saw the maximum casualties (16). Maharashtra follows with 15 daily deaths, while Punjab reported 11 deaths.

Further, the Health Ministry noted that India’s daily new cases also continue to manifest a downward trend. 9,110 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours.

Of the new active cases, 81.39% are from six States and UTs.

Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 3,742 followed by Maharashtra with 2,216, while Tamil Nadu reported 464 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has also dropped to 1.43 lakh (1,43,625) today. The active caseload now consists of just 1.32 percent of India’s total Positive Cases.

A total of 1.05 Cr (1,05,48,521) people have recovered so far. In the last 24 hours, 14,016 patients have recovered and got discharged. Of the new recoveries, 81.2% are observed to be concentrated in six States/UTs.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,959 newly recovered cases. 3,423 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 550 in Bihar.

The difference between the recovered patients and the active cases continues to progressively grow. It is pegged at 1,04,04,896.

With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries, India’s Recovery Rate has reached 97.25%, one of the highest globally. The UK, USA, Italy, Russia, Brazil, and Germany have lower Recovery rates than India’s.

As of February 9, till 8:00 AM, nearly 62.6lakh (62,59,008) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise. Out of these, 5,482,102 are Healthcare Workers and 7,76,906 are Frontline workers.

During Day 24 of the vaccination drive, 4,46,646 people (HCWs – 1,60,710 and FLWs- 2,85,936) were vaccinated across 10,269 sessions. 1,26,756 sessions have been conducted so far.