Four states and Union Territories (UTs) have not reported any new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said

Recording a sharp decline, India’s COVID-19 active case load now stands at 1.35 lakh (1,35,926). The total positive cases of the country now comprise only 1.25% of the total cases.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the distribution of new cases in India in the last 24 hours shows a positive picture with only one state reporting over 1000 cases while the rest of the States and Union Territories reporting less than 1000 new cases.

Further, it noted that four states and Union Territories (UTs) have not reported any new cases in the last 24 hours. These include Dadra and Nagar Haweli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The distribution of daily deaths among States/UTs in the last 24 hours also reflects a significant decline in the daily deaths with 18 States/UTs not reporting any new deaths in the last 24 hours. 13 States/UTs have reported between 1-5 new deaths.

About the recoveries, the Health Ministry noted that 15,858 new recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. The National Recovery rate (97.32%) continues to be one of the highest globally. The continued high rise in the recoveries has led to progressively improving the national Recovery Rate.

The total recovered cases are 1,05,89,230. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 1,04,53,304.

Of the fresh recoveries, 86.89% are recorded in six States.

Maharashtra has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (6,107), followed by Kerala(5,692) and Chhattisgarh (848).

In the last 24 hours, 9,309 new confirmed cases were recorded. 79.87% of them are from six States.

Kerala has reported the highest daily new cases at 5,281 followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 652and 481 new cases, respectively.

As of 12thFebruary, till 8 AM, more than75 lakh (75,05,010) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.

The total cumulative vaccination coverage of 75,05,010 includes 58,14,976 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 16,90,034 frontline workers (FLWs). 1,54,370 sessions have been conducted so far. India is the fastest country to cross the 70 lakh (7 million) vaccination mark.

On day 27 of the vaccination drive, 4,87,896 beneficiaries (HCWs- 1,09,748 and FLWs- 3,78,148) were vaccinated across 11,314 sessions.

Ten States/UTs have vaccinated 69% of the total beneficiaries. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.2% (7,63,421) of the total beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, 87case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Six States account for 75.86% of these.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum casualties with 25 new fatalities followed by Kerala with 16 new daily deaths.