As many as 12,689 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported, with India’s total COVID-19 cases now above 1.06 crore, as per health ministry’s January 27, 2021 update. New cases below 20,000 mark for 20th day in a row.
India reported 137 new deaths and 13,320 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release show. Active cases drop to 1,76,498 with a fall of 768 cases on January 27.
As many as 20,29,480 beneficiaries have been vaccinated across India according to January 27, update.
Kerala reported the most (6,293) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (2,405), Karnataka (529), Tamil Nadu (523) and Gujarat (380). These five states account for 80 percent of all the new cases reported in India.
Maharashtra also reported the most (47) new deaths, followed by Kerala (19), Chhattisgarh (14), Punjab (11) and West Bengal (9). These five states account for 73 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.
About 19 states and union territories--Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Tripura did not report any deaths today.
India’s recovery rate is now 96.9 percent. Dadra Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu record the highest (99.8 percent) recovery rate. In terms of cases, Kerala recorded 5,290 new recoveries, the most, followed by Maharashtra (2,106), Karnataka (738), Gujarat (637) and Tamil Nadu (595).
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India is now at 1,06,89,527 with 1,03,59,305 recoveries and 1,53,724 deaths as per January 27, update. The mortality rate in the country now stands at 1.4 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (3.2 percent). Less than 6 lakh daily tests were reported on January 27 with more than 19.36 crore tests carried out till date.
Despite the high number of cases and deaths reported by India, the country fares better when compared with other nations in terms of per million population.