15K fresh cases continue India’s low Covid streak
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With 15,223 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,10,883, health officials said.
For the past 14 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for the past 24 days.
India on Tuesday reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first time, and within that week it had hovered around the same number before a steady climb that took the daily figures close to a lakh cases in September.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that with 151 fresh deaths, the overall toll in India stood at 1,52,869.
As per the Ministry’s data, 1,02,65,706 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,92,308 active cases.
The recovery rate stands at 96.70 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.
About 72 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from six states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.
The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country.
As many as 8,06,484 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccines jabs so far, with 1,31,649 people inoculated on Wednesday.