INDIA

India’s COVID-19 Recovery Rate Now Nearly 97%: Health Ministry

Mumbai: With a steady increase in the cumulative recovery of coronovirus, India’s recovery rate has reached nearly 97 per cent, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) reported on Thursday, while it is the highest globally.

The total cumulative recovery today is 1,03,73,606, with 14,301 patients being cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.

He said, “India’s total active caseload today has fallen to less than 1.75 lakh (1,73,740) and now active caseload has just 1.62 per cent of India’s total positive cases.”

Following the national trend of continuous decline in active cases, 31 states/union territories have registered less than 5,000 active cases. About 78 per cent of the active cases are concentrated in five states – Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 7:30 am on January 28, 2021, over 23.5 lakh (23,55,979) beneficiaries have received immunization under the COVID-19 vaccination practice nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 3,26,499 people were vaccinated in 6,102 sessions and 42,674 sessions have been conducted so far. The ministry said that 77.84 per cent of the cases recovered are concentrated in seven states / UTs.

Kerala has reported a maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,006 newly recovered cases. A total of 2,556 people were recovered in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, followed by 944 in Karnataka.

In the last 24 hours, 11,666 new cases were reported daily and 81.96 per cent of the new cases are from six states and union territories. 5,659 highest daily new cases are reported in Kerala.

This is followed by Maharashtra with 2,171, while Tamil Nadu saw 512 new cases. A total of 123 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. The percentage of new deaths in the seven states/union territories is 75.61. Maharashtra has the highest number of accidents (32). There are 20 deaths daily in Kerala and 10 in Punjab.

(With Agency Inputs) 

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