India’s cumulative recoveries have shown a progressive increment on a daily basis and now stand at over 1.06 crore

All the States and Union Territories (UTs) of the country have reported a decline in active COVID-19 cases in the past one month.

Maharashtra has shown a substantial decline in active cases from 53,163 on 17 January, 2021 to 38,307 on 17 February, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said releasing the latest data today.

At the same time, 18 states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, J&K (UT), Jharkhand, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Ladakh , Assam, A&N Islands, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

According to the ministry, India’s cumulative recoveries have shown a progressive increment on a daily basis and stand at 1.06 crore (1,06,44,858) today. This means that the Recovery Rate is a high 97.33 per cent.

Meanwhile, 11,833 patients have recovered and been discharged; 11,610 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

Rising recoveries combined with less new cases have ensured a decline in Active Caseload, the ministry pointed out.

During the past 24 hours, 100 deaths were recorded. The health ministry said that six states account for 81 per cent of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (39), followed by Kerala (18) and Tamil Nadu (7).

Vaccination Update

The number of Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and Frontline Workers (FLWs) who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 has reached nearly 90 lakhs. The cumulative coverage was 89,99,230 vaccine doses to beneficiaries through 1,91,373 sessions, till 8 am today.

These include 61,50,922 HCWs (1st dose), 2,76,377 HCWs (2nd dose) and 25,71,931 FLWs (1st dose).

Beneficiaries began receiving the first dose of the vaccines on January 16, after the nationwide vaccination campaign was rolled out. The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination began on February 13 for those who have completed 28 days after receiving the first dose.

Uttar Pradesh leads the list of states having administered 9,34,962 vaccine doses, which is over 10 percent of all vaccine shots given in Indian till this morning. It is followed by Maharashtra with 7,40,831 doses and Gujarat with 7,11,437 doses of the vaccine.