Active Covid cases slip below 2 lakh

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/21/2021 12:56:41 PM

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: In a significant achievement, India's active caseload of Covid-19 patients slipped below 2 lakh after 6 months and 24 days as 1.97 lakh were left under treatment even while daily cases per million population in the last seven days were the lowest.
As many as 72% of the active cases were concentrated in just five states of Kerala 35.74%, Maharashtra 25.16%, UP 4.14%, Karnataka 4% and West Bengal 3.44%. The case load fell to 1.86% of the total 105.96 lakh infections while 102.46 lakh have recovered, 16,088 in 24 hours, giving the recovery rate of 96.70%.
As on January 20 till 7 AM, a total of 6,74,835 persons have been vaccinated, 2,20,786 of them in just 24 hours. The highest 82,975 were vaccinated in Karnataka, followed by Telangana 69,405, Andhra Pradesh 65,597, Odisha 60,707, Bihar 47,395, West Bengal 43,559, Maharashtra 33,484, Rajasthan 32,379, Haaryana 28,771, Tamil Nadu 25,908, Kerala 24,007, UP 22,644, Madhya Pradesh 18,174 and Delhi 12902.
There were a total of 162 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest 50 in Maharashtra, followed by 26 in Kerala, 11 in West Bengal and 10 each in Delhi and Chhattisgarh. The recoveries in the last 24 hours were 16,988 which was more than 13,827 new cases detected in 7.64 lakh tests in 24 hours.

 

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