A healthcare worker receives a dose of Covishield, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a government-run hospital at Baruipur on the outskirts of Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)
As many as 14,545 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 22, 2021 update. New cases below 20,000 mark for 15th day in a row.
India reported 163 new deaths and 18,002 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release show. Active cases drop to 1,88,688 with a fall of 3,620 cases on January 22.
As many as 10,43,534 beneficiaries have been vaccinated across India according to January 22, update.
Kerala reported the most (6,334) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (2,886), Karnataka (674), Tamil Nadu (596) and Chhattisgarh (560). These five states account for 76 percent of all the new cases reported in India.
Maharashtra also reported the most (52) new deaths, followed by Kerala (21), Punjab (15), Chhattisgarh (9), Tamil Nadu (9) and West Bengal (9). These six states account for 71 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.
About 14 states and union territories--Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tripura did not report any deaths today.
India’s recovery rate is now 96.8 percent. Dadra Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu record the highest (99.6 percent) recovery rate. In terms of cases, Kerala recorded 6,229 new recoveries, the most, followed by Maharashtra (3,980), Karnataka (815), Gujarat (727) and Chhattisgarh (711).
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India is now at 1,06,25,428 with 1,02,83,708 recoveries and 1,53,032 deaths as per January 22, update. The mortality rate in the country now stands at 1.4 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (3.2 percent). Over 8 lakh daily tests (below 10 lakh for the last 21 days) were reported on January 21 with more than 19.01 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.