NEW DELHI: India’s tally of active Covid-19 cases fell below the 1.5-lakh mark on Tuesday and was pegged at 1,47,306, comprising 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, the Union health ministry said, highlighting 21 states and UTs have not reported fresh fatalities in a 24-hour-period.
A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours, leading to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload, it said.
India’s daily positivity rate remains below three per cent, the ministry noted.
The country reported 78 new Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday, the health ministry said, as it underlined that a steady decline is being observed in the number of daily new deaths.
It added that 21 states and Union territories have not reported any fresh Covid-19 deaths in a span of 24 hours. These are Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Till 8am on February 23, the vaccination coverage stood at 1,17,45,552 through 2,44,877 sessions, as per the ministry’s provisional report. The figure includes 64,51,251 healthcare workers, who were administered the first dose, 12,58,177 healthcare workers, who were given the second dose, and 40,36,124 frontline workers, who got the first dose of the vaccine. —Agencies