India fastest in having vaccinated 37.06 lakh for Covid-19 in 15 days as new and active cases keep falling

India launches world’s largest Covid-19 inoculation drive. (Photo courtesy: PTI)

(, Jan31’21) – Amid falling Covid-19 numbers for new infections and active cases as well as deaths and rising recoveries, India has now vaccinated more than 37.06 lakh healthcare and other frontline workers till Jan 30, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Jan 31 that India, which is running the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive, which began on Jan 16, is the fastest in vaccinating its citizens.

Meanwhile, the latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 13,052 new Covid-19 cases and 127 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Jan 31 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,746,183 cases and 154,274 deaths respectively. Both the daily numbers were slightly lower than those reported the day before.

A total of 10,423,125, or 96.99%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 168,784, or 1.57% 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 13,052, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 13,965, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 1,040.

Kerala, the country’s third worst-hit state and having the highest number of active cases, reported the highest daily new cases at 6,282, followed by the country’s worst-hit state with the second highest number of active cases Maharashtra (2,630), and then by the fifth worst-hit state Tamil Nadu (505), second worst-hit state Karnataka (464), Chattisgarh (413), Gujarat (323), eighth worst-hit state West Bengal (310), seventh worst-hit state Uttar Pradesh (242), Punjab (224), sixth worst-hit state Delhi (183), Telangana (163), Madhya Pradesh (219), … Himachal Pradesh (94), and so on.

The 127 daily new deaths included 42 from Maharashtra; 18 from Kerala; 9 each from West Bengal and Chattisgarh; 8 each from Punjab and Delhi; 5 from Tamil Nadu. 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 fourth highest number of deaths in cumulative numbers.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 102,632,290 and the deaths 2,221,202, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:53 PM on Jan 31, 2021.


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