The country has been containing its active caseload under 1.50 lakh. The active cases are now 1,46,907. The present active caseload now consists of 1.33% of India’s total Positive cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has said.
According to MoHFW, 13,742 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 14,037 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. It has led to a net decline of 399 cases in the total active caseload.
Maharashtra has reported maximum positive changes with an addition of 298 cases, whereas Kerala has recorded maximum negative change with the subtraction of 803 cases, the Ministry said.
In the last one week, it added, 12 states have reported more than 100 average daily new cases. These are Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana, Delhi, and Haryana. Two States, Kerala and Maharashtra both report more than 4,000 average daily new cases in the past one week.
As on February 24, 2021, the vaccination coverage was 1,21,65,598 through 2,54,356 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 64,98,300 HCWs (1st dose), 13,98,400 HCWs (2nd dose) and 42,68,898 FLWs (1st dose).
The 2nd dose of COVID 19 vaccination started on February 13, 2021, for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2nd Feb 2021.
On Day-39 of the vaccination drive (February 23, 2021), 4,20,046 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 2,79,823 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 9,479 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 1,40,223 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine. Out of total 1,21,65,598 vaccine doses, 1,07,67,198 (HCWs and FLWs) have received 1st dose of vaccine and a total of 13,98,400 HCWs have received the 2nd dose of vaccine.