India reports less than 10,000 daily new Covid-19 cases for 4th time this month

Active Covid-19 cases in India below 8 lakh after 1.5 months, cases resurging in Europe. (Photo courtesy: HT)

(, Feb16’21) – The daily new Covid-19 infections in India have fallen below 10,000 for the fourth time this month. The count of fresh cases dips every Monday on account of lower testing and staff shortages over the weekend. This Monday’s cases came off less than 4.9 lakh tests, the lowest number of daily tests conducted in India in over six months, noted the Feb 16. The tally this Monday has been higher than those reported on the preceding two Mondays, the report noted.

After taking the second position after Kerala for the state with the highest number of daily new cases for 42 days, worst-hit Maharashtra has reported the highest daily news cases. However, Kerala continues to be the state with the highest number of active cases.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 9,121 new Covid-19 cases and 81 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 16 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,925,710 cases and 155,813 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,633,025, or 97.32%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 136,872, or 1.25% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.43%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 9,121, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 11,805, leading to a decline in in the number of active cases by 2,765. Active cases have declined after marginal increases over the past three successive days.

Twelve states have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (3,365), Kerala (2,884), Tamil Nadu (455), Karnataka (368), Chhattisgarh (274), Gujarat (249), Punjab (224), Madhya Pradesh (203), Delhi (141), West Bengal (133), Telangana (129), and Haryana (108).

Six states with 4 or more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours were: Maharashtra (23), Kerala (13), Punjab (10), Tamil Nadu (6), Chattisgarh (5), and Madhya Pradesh (4).

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 sixth 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 16.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 109,227,418 and the deaths 2,410,034, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 4:55 PM on Feb 16, 2021.


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