India - Press Information Bureau
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Momentous day for India as the world's largest COVID19 vaccination drive rolls out
India's Active Caseload drops to merely 2% of Total Cases
Posted On: 16 JAN 2021 11:37AM by PIB Delhi
Today marks a momentous day in the COVID-19 trajectory of the country as India rolls out the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive today. Hon. Prime Minister will launch the nationwide vaccination exercise at 10.30 am through video conference.
This day also sees India's total Active Caseload (2,11,033) further slump to account for just 2% of the total positive cases. The active cases were 2,10,120 last on 29th June 2021.
The Total Recoveries have crossed 96% of the total cases, at 96.56%.
2,11,033 cases are positive as on date, either in supervised home isolation or in hospitals.The Recovered Cases are above 1 crore (1,01,79,715).
The Recovery Rate has progressively shown a sustained climb. The gap between the total recovered cases and active cases has grown to 99,68,682 as on date.
As the active cases in the country follow a downward slide, 25 States and UTs are reporting less than 5,000 active cases. The caseload in these States/UTs constitutesjust 15% of total active cases
The distribution of Active Cases across various states and UTs is as under.
81.94% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,603 newly recovered cases. 3,500 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 1009 in Chhattisgarh.
80.81% of the new cases are from 8 States and UTs.
Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 5,624. It is followed by Maharashtra with 3,145 while West Bengal reported 708 new cases.
175 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Six States/UTs account for 69.14%of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (45). Kerala and West Bengal follow with 23 and 16 daily deaths, respectively.
(Release ID: 1689018)
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