17,407 new Covid-19 cases reported by India, below 100 deaths in last 24 hours
On Thursday, in India, 17,407 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours that led to the rise in daily coronavirus cases.
As per the Union Ministry data, the caseload of coronavirus in the country is now 1,156,923. 14,989 fresh infections were reported on Wednesday.
In the initial week of February, according to health ministry`s coronavirus tracker, the number of active cases in the country was 1.50 lakh and has increased to 1.73 lakh.
On Wednesday, the health ministry said the most coronavirus cases are in six states of the country.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka are witnessing a big rise in Coronavirus cases.
To mange the increase of the virus, the government has asked the states and Union territories to keep vigilance on the spread of the disease.
High-level teams to control the virus spread have also been rushed to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir.
The Joint Secretary level officers are heading the three-member teams, the ministry said.
On Thursday, the death toll of the country stands at 157,435 with less than 100 deaths reported. The fatality rate was 1.41 per cent.
The recovery rate has reached 97.06 per cent with 14,031 recoveries.
Till March 3, 1.63 crore people have been vaccinated under the coronavirus vaccine drive against the coronavirus disease.
The second phase of the coronavirus vaccine has started to vaccinate people above the age of 60 years and 45-59 years with special co-morbidities.
The world`s second largest coronavirus vaccine drive began on January 16.
More than eight lakh beneficiaries above the age of 60 years and over 1.04 lakh beneficiaries aged 45 years and above with co-morbidities have been vaccinated so far, according to the data of Union health ministry.
On Wednesday, India registered a little rise in the daily infection with 14,989 new cases. The daily infections were 12,286 on Tuesday.
The recoveries reported were 13,123 in the past 24 hours making the total count of recoveries to 10,812044.