India continues to leap ahead in its fight against COVID-19 with over One crore 2 lakh 28 thousand cumulative recoveries so far. With this, the national recovery rate has further improved to stand at 96.66 per cent. The rate of new daily infection has further slipped to 100064 cases being reported in the past 24 hours.
During the same interval, over 17, 400 people have successfully recovered from the viral contagion. The gap between the recovered patients and active cases in the country has further widened and the number of recovered patients stands at nearly 50 times the number of current active cases.
The active caseload in the country comprises merely around 2 lakh people and continues to witness further reduction to stand at 1.90 per cent. Out of these, nearly 60 per cent are under home isolations and have mild to very mild symptoms.
The Health Ministry informed that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country.
The Health Ministry further said that this has also led to a commensurate dip in the fatality rate which stands at 1.44 per cent. The number of countrywide fatalities recorded in 24 hours has slipped below the 150 marks with 137 deaths being reported since yesterday.
The Health Ministry has said that a total of seven thousand 704 sessions of COVID-19 vaccination was conducted in 25 States and Union Territories in which 1,48,266 beneficiaries were vaccinated on the third day of the launch of the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16th of this month. Addressing the media in New Delhi, Additional Health Secretary Dr Manohar Agnani said, with this, taking all the three days, a total of three lakh 81 thousand and 305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far.
Dr Agnani also informed that in these three days, a total of 580 Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFIs) have been reported out of which seven required hospitalizations. He said, three hospitalizations were reported in Delhi out of which two persons were discharged while the other one is under observation at a private hospital. In Uttarakhand, one person was hospitalized who is stable and under observation at AIIMS, Rishikesh.
In Karnataka, two cases of hospitalizations have been reported and are under observations and in Chhatisgarh one case is under observation. Dr Agnani said, two deaths also reported, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. But, as per the post mortem report, the death of the resident of Uttar Pradesh is not related to vaccination. He said post mortem is planned to know the cause of death of the second person.