More than 7 million vaccinated so far, India records 12,923 new COVID-19 cases
On Thursday morning, the country`s overall tally rose to 10,871,294 after India reported 12,923 new cases of coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.
As per the health ministry, the cases witnessed a rise of 1,051 cases after they rose marginally to 142,562 or 1.30% of total cases. This has made a slight change in the recent trend.
In the last 24 hours, 11,764 patients were discharged. This has made the total number of recoveries rose to 10,573,372 or 97.27% of the national tally, as per health ministry figures.
The COVID-19 death toll became 155,360 or 1.43% of total cases as 108 new fatalities were reported. The death count on the previous day was 94, while 78 fatalities were reported before that.
The dashboard showed that 7,017,114 have been vaccinated against the disease. More than 7 million people have been vaccinated so far.
On January 16, India began the world`s largest vaccine drive against COVID-19. Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covaxin are being used in the vaccination drive.
On Wednesday, the government run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, “the country’s new positive cases were from 699, 185 samples tested by it on February 10. The total number of tests in India, currently stand at 204,023,840”.
On February 11, 8,635 cases were reported, these latest numbers come in the month in which India recorded less than 10,000 daily new Covid-19 cases twice.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have the highest Covid-19 cases in the country. Maharashtra and Kerala have the highest number of active cases as the southern state tops the tally.
Kerala and Maharashtra have more than 64,000 and 36,000 active cases respectively, with Karnataka at third with 5,894 infections.
India’s coronavirus disease testing capacity has been increased to conduct about 1.5 million tests daily. On an average, the country has been performing about a million Covid tests a day over the past one month.