New Delhi: India recorded 14,264 COVID-19 cases and 90 more deaths from the virus during the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Sunday was the fourth consecutive day to record a rise in new cases.
With the addition of these new cases and fatalities, the cumulative total number of cases have risen to 1,09,91,651 while total deaths in the country stands at 1,56,302. Five States account for over 80 percent of the new deaths in last 24 hours in which the Maharashtra has seen maximum 40 casualties, Kerala reported 13 deaths and Punjab has reported another eight casualties. Notably, 22 states and Union Territories (UT) have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra also topped the list of highest daily new cases at 6,281, followed by Kerala with 4,650 while Karnataka reported 490 new cases. Only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala account for 77 percent of daily new cases reported over the last 24 hours.
On the recovery front, Kerala reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,841 newly recovered cases. 2,567 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 459 in Tamil Nadu. As per the official data, there are now 1,45,634 active cases while the total recoveries stands at 1,06,89,715, marking a recovery rate of 97.25 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) a total of 21,09,31,530 lakh samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 6,70,050, were tested on Saturday.
The country’s cumulative vaccination coverage has crossed 1.10 Crore till February 18, a total of 1,10,85,173 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,30,888 sessions, as per the provisional report till today. These include 63,91,544 HCWs (1st dose), 9,60,642 HCWs (2nd dose) and 37,32,987 FLWs (1st dose).
As on Day-36 of the vaccination drive on February 20, a total of 4,32,931 vaccine doses were administered. Out of which, 2,56,488 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 8,575 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 1,76,443 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.