Delhi leads major states in India’s Covid-19 improvement

People are seen at a market amidst the spread of the Covid-19, in the old quarters of Delhi. (Photo courtesy: Reuters)

(, Jan28’21) – India’s capital Delhi recorded 96 daily new Covid-19 cases in a day, the city’s lowest in over nine months, reported the Jan27. The low number has been explained on account of the fact that Jan 26 was a national holiday. However, overall positivity rate has also been on a decline in recent weeks, noted the Jan 27. The city’s tally of active cases stood at 1,501, with the positivity rate being 0.32%.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 11,666 new Covid-19 cases and 123 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Jan 28 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,701,193 cases and 153,847 deaths respectively. Both the daily numbers were lower than those reported the day before.

A total of 10,373,847, or 96.94%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 173,740, or 1.62% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.44%. The percentage figures were mostly improvements over those reported the day before.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 11,666, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 14,301, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 2,758.

Kerala, now the country’s third worst-hit state and having the highest number of active cases continued to report the highest daily new infections at 5,669, followed successively by the country’s worst-hit state with the second highest number of active cases Maharashtra (2,171), fifth worst-hit state Tamil Nadu (512), Chattisgarh (439), second-worst hit state Karnataka (428), Gujarat (353), eighth worst-hit state West Bengal (234), Punjab (188), Telangana (186), Madhya Pradesh (185), seventh-worst hit state Uttar Pradesh (168), … Himachal Pradesh (39), and so on.

The 123 daily new deaths included 32 from Maharashtra; 20 from Kerala; 10 from Punjab, 8 each from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu; 9 from Delhi, and 6 from Madhya Pradesh. The rest of the states have reported from 4 to no death.

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


After remaining unchanged for four days, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has risen by 1 to 1,493. Of them 1,430 had recovered, 25 were active and 38 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on its website as of Jan 28. This suggests that the latest reported infected person had died.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 100,920,026 and the deaths 2,177,045, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 34:52 PM on Jan 28, 2021.


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