India has registered a record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the 21.15 crore (21,15,51,746) tests.6,20,216 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
Progressive country-wide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers. With 2393 testing labs in the country including 1,220 Government laboratories and 1,173 Private laboratories, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial boost.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s cumulative national Positivity Rate is presently pegged at 5.20%.
The number of beneficiaries being tested per million every day has shown a consistent and progressive increase. India’s tests per million stand at 1,53,298.4 today.
As on 22nd February, 2021, the vaccination coverage was 1,11,16,854 through 2,32,317 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. These include 63,97,849 HCWs (1st dose), 9,67,852HCWs (2nd dose) and 37,51,153 FLWs (1st dose).
The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on 13th February 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2nd Feb 2021.
As of Day-37 of the vaccination drive (21st February 2021), 31,681 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 24,471 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 1,429 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 7,210 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.
Out of total 1,11,16,854 vaccine doses, 1,01,49,002 (HCWs and FLWs) received 1st dose of vaccine and total 9,67,852 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.
According to Ministry, 60.17% of the total vaccine doses are concentrated in 7 States. Karnataka alone accounts for 11.8% (1,14,043 doses).
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.06 Cr (1,06,99,410) today. The Recovery Rate is 97.22%. The recovered cases exceed the active cases by 1,05,49,355 (71.3 times).
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 9,695 patients have been recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours.
80.86% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 5 States.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,345 newly recovered cases. 2,417 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 460 in Tamil Nadu.
The country’s Active Caseload is 1.50 lakh (1,50,055) today. The present active caseload now consists of 1.36% of India’s total Positive Cases. 14,199 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Seven States/UTs have not reported any new cases in the last 24 hours. These are Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, D&D, and D&N, A&N Islands.
86.3% of the new cases are from5 States. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,971. It is followed by Kerala with 4,070 while Tamil Nadu reported 452 new cases.
Nineteen states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, J&K, Rajasthan, Odisha, Goa, Chandigarh, Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Tripura, Nagaland, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, D&D and D&N, A&N Islands.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 83 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Five States account for 78.31% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (35). Kerala reported 15 deaths.