4% drop in latest weekly Covid-19 deaths in India

People wearing protective face masks stand in a line to enter a metro station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India. (Photo courtesy: Reuters)

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15’21) – Daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths in India reporting this morning have seen a decline over the previous day’s numbers. Deaths have remained below 100 for the second successive day.

Weekly Covid-19 cases recorded in the country this past week has seen a marginal drop of 4% from the previous week, reported the timesofindia.com Feb 15.

 However, Maharashtra has added more than 4,000 fresh cases on Feb 14, the first time in 39 days that its daily tally topped 4,000, amid signs of another surge in India’s worst-hit state, the report noted.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 11,649 new Covid-19 cases and 90 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 15 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,916,589 cases and 155,732 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,621,220, or 97.29%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 139,637, or 1.28% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.43%. The recoveries and the active cases have thus been seen to have worsened a bit over the previous day.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 11,649, was more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 9,489, leading to an increase in the number of active cases by 2,070. This was the third successive day there was a marginal increase in the number of active cases.

Twelve states have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Kerala (4,612), Maharashtra (4,092), Tamil Nadu (470), Karnataka (414), Gujarat (247), Punjab (232), Madhya Pradesh (223), West Bengal (190), Chhattisgarh (169), Delhi (150), Rajasthan (103) and Telangana (99).

Thirteen states with two or more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours were: Maharashtra (40), Kerala (15), Tamil Nadu (6), Madhya Pradesh (5), Punjab (4), Punjab (3), Uttar Pradesh (3), Karnataka (2), Delhi (2), Telangana (2), West Bengal (2), Jammu and Kashmir (2), and Himachal Pradesh (2).

India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the fourth highest number of deaths in cumulative numbers.


The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has remained unchanged for the fifth day at 1,522. Of them 1,449 had recovered, 32 were active and 41 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Feb 15.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 108,840,449 and the deaths 2,400,945, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:55 PM on Feb 15, 2021.


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