As many as 15,223 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 21, 2021 update. New cases below 20,000 mark for 14th day in a row.
India reported 151 new deaths and 19,965 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release show. Active cases drop to 1,92,308 with a fall of 4,893 cases on January 21.
As many as 8,06,484 beneficiaries have been vaccinated across India according to January 21, update.
Kerala reported the most (6,815) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (3,015), Chhattisgarh (594), Tamil Nadu (549) and Karnataka (501). These five states account for 75 percent of all the new cases reported in India.
Maharashtra also reported the most (59) new deaths, followed by Kerala (18), Chhattisgarh (10), Delhi (10) and Tamil Nadu (9). These five states account for 70 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.
About 20 states and union territories--Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Ladhakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tripura did not report any deaths today.
India’s recovery rate is now 96.7 percent. Dadra Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu record the highest (99.6 percent) recovery rate. In terms of cases, Kerala recorded 7,364 new recoveries, the most, followed by Maharashtra (4,589), Madhya Pradesh (997), Chhattisgarh (718) and Tamil Nadu (713).
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India is now at 1,06,10,883 with 1,02,65,706 recoveries and 1,52,869 deaths as per January 21, update. The mortality rate in the country now stands at 1.4 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (3.2 percent). Less than 8 lakh daily tests (below 10 lakh for the last 20 days) were reported on January 20 with more than 18.93 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.