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As Covid-19 pandemic continues its retreat, India has vaccinated 44.49 lakh so far

(TibetanReview.net, Feb05’21) – India has so far vaccinated over 44.49 lakh people against Covid-19. Only 8,563, or 0.2% have had adverse events, with 34 needing hospitalization, reported the timesofindia.com Feb 5. And the government plans to start inoculating people above 50 years as soon as vaccine supplies start improving, said another timesofindia.com report Feb 5.

Meanwhile the seven-day rolling average of daily coronavirus cases in India has fallen below the 12,000 mark on Feb 4 for the first time in nearly eight months as the pandemic continued to retreat across most parts of the country, said yet another timesofindia.com report Feb 5.

It noted that the seven-day average of daily cases had dropped to 11,815 on Feb 4, the lowest since 11,757 cases on Jun 17 last year.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 12,408 new Covid-19 cases and 120 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 5 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,802,591 cases and 154,823 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,496,308, or 97.16%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 151,460, or 1.40% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.43%. The percentage figures were mostly improvement over those reported the day before.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 12,408, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 15,853, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 3,565.

Seven states that reported more than 200 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours were: Kerala (6,102), Maharashtra (2,736), Tamil Nadu (494), Karnataka (474), Chhattisgarh (373) and Gujarat (275), and West Bengal (206).

Seven states with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours were: Maharashtra (46), Kerala (17); Punjab (7), Delhi (7), Chattisgarh (6), Uttar Pradesh (6), and Uttar Pradesh (6).

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.

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The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has remained unchanged at 1,519. Of them 1,449 had recovered, 29 were active and 41 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Feb 5.

At its weekly briefing on Feb 5, the CTA’s Covid-19 task force has said there had been 24 cases among Tibetans in India during the past one week. They included 2 from Clement town, 4 from Dekyiling, 15 from Dharamsala, 1 from Mainpat and 2 from Mundgod.  Of them 9 were symptomatic. Besides, there were 3 deaths, with the patients being 78 to 83-year-olds with co-morbidities.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 104,947,762 and the deaths 2,286,170, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 4:52 PM on Feb 5, 2021.

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