India’s COVID-19 Active Caseload slips below 2 Lakhs after 6 Months: Union Health Ministry


New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday said that India accomplished a significant achievement as the total active caseload has fallen below the 2-lakh mark today to 1,97,201.

This number translates to just 1.86 percent of total cases. This is the lowest after 207 days. The total active cases were 1,97,387 on 27 June 2020, informed the ministry.

As far as 16,988 cases have been recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 3327 from the total active caseload.

A total of 72 percent of these active cases are concentrated in just 5 states. 34 states and UTs have less than 10,000 active cases. Globally, India has one of the lowest daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases per million population in the last 7 days.

Union Health Ministry said that as of 20 January, a total of 6,74,835 beneficiaries have received the vaccination. In the last 24 hours, 2,20,786 people were vaccinated across 3,860 sessions. 11,720 sessions have been conducted so far.

The Total Recovered Cases stand at 1.02 cr (10,245,741). The total recovered cases have crossed the active caseload by one crore a few days ago. The gap presently stands at 10,048,540. The Recovery Rate has improved to 96.70 percent.

A total of 80.43 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of Singletary recoveries with 4,516 newly recovered cases. 4,296 people recovered in Kerala followed by 807 in Karnataka, informed the Health Ministry.

A total of 79.2 percent of the new cases are concentrated in seven States and UTs. Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 6,186. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,294 new cases.

There is also a steady decline in the number of daily fatalities which stands at 162 on Wednesday. Six states and UTs account for 71.6 percent of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (50). Kerala and West Bengal follow with 26 and 11 daily deaths, respectively.