COVID-19: Daily Fatalities Below 100; No New Fatality In 21 States, UTs

New Delhi: India has recorded a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths as 78 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday.

Out of the 78 new fatalities, 18 people died in Maharashtra, 16 in Kerala and 15 in Punjab, according to the health ministry’s data. Maharashtra has reported 51,806 deaths, Tamil Nadu 12,466, Karnataka 12,299, Delhi 10,901, West Bengal 10,251, Uttar Pradesh 8,716 and Andhra Pradesh has seen 7,167 fatalities since the pandemic started in the country.

According to the health ministry’s data, 21 states and Union territories have not reported any Covid-19 deaths between Monday and Tuesday morning. These are Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The Union health ministry has said that more than 70% of the deaths have occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the ministry said on its website.

India has recorded a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths and there have been less than 100 fatalities in the month of February so far.

The country’s active caseload has fallen below 1.50 lakh. It stands at 1,47,306 today. The present active caseload now consists of 1.34% of India’s total positive cases.

10,584 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 13,255 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. It has led to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload.

India’s daily Positivity Rate remains below 3%.

As on 22nd February, 2021, the vaccination coverage was 1,17,45,552 through 2,44,877 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. These include 64,51,251 HCWs (1st dose), 12,58,177 HCWs (2nd dose) and 40,36,124 FLWs (1st dose).

The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on 13th February, 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2nd Feb 2021.