Nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19

India’s total active cases continues to follow a consistent downward slide consisting of just 1.40 per cent of total infections

Nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19

A medic vaccinates a beneficiary with Covaxin vaccine during a countrywide inoculation drive against COVID-19, at Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai. PTI Photo

New Delhi, February 5

Nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries have been inoculated under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise while India’s total active cases have dropped to 1.51 lakh, the Union Health Ministry has said on Friday.

India’s total active cases continues to follow a consistent downward slide consisting of just 1.40 per cent of total infections.

Following a downward trajectory, 12,408 daily new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours.

“India’s cases per million population (7,828) are amongst the lowest in the world. This count is much higher for countries like Russia, Germany, Italy, Brazil, France, the UK and the US,” the Ministry said.

It said 17 states and UTs have a lower case per million population than the national average. Lakshadweep has the lowest average of 1,722 cases per million among all states and UTs.

Till February 5, as many as 49,59,445 beneficiaries have received the vaccination with 5,09,893 people receiving the shots in a span of 24 hours across 11,184 sessions, the Ministry said.

A total of 95,801 sessions have been conducted so far. The Ministry said 61 per cent of beneficiaries vaccinated are from eight states and Union Territories.

Uttar Pradesh accounts for 11.9 per cent (5,89,101) of the total beneficiaries vaccinated in India.

A total of 1,04,96,308 people have recovered so far with 15,853 patients recuperating in a span of 24 hours.

“The higher number of recoveries via-a-vis new cases has widened the gap between recovered and active cases to 1,03,44,848,” the Ministry underlined.

It said 85.06 per cent of the new recovered cases were observed to be concentrated in six states and Union Territories. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 6,341 newly recovered cases.

A total of 5,339 people recovered in Maharashtra in a span of 24 hours followed by 517 in Tamil Nadu.

The Ministry has said 84.25 per cent of the 12,408 new cases registered in a day are from six states and Union Territories.

Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,102. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,736 while Tamil Nadu reported 494 new cases.

A total of 120 deaths were recorded in a span of 24 hours, the Ministry said, adding that six states and Union Territories accounted for 74.17 per cent of the new deaths.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (46).

Kerala follows with 17 daily deaths while Punjab and Delhi reported seven deaths each.

Fourteen states and Union Territories had reported no deaths in a span of 24 hours, the Ministry highlighted. These are Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep.

India’s 112 deaths per million population are also amongst the lowest in the world, the Ministry has underscored.

On the positive side, a total of 19 states and Union Territories have reported lower deaths per million average than the national average. Lakshadweep leads with an average of 0 deaths per million.

“Seventeen states and Union Territories have reported higher deaths per million population than the national average. Delhi’s figure of 581 deaths per million is the highest among all states,” it said. PTI

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