India reports lowest daily Covid-19 cases since Jun 23, lowest deaths since May 25

India reports highest daily new Covid-19 cases this week. (Photo courtesy: Newsweek)

(, Jan11’21) – India has recorded the lowest single day spike in Covid-19 cases since Jun 23 this morning. And its daily deaths from the virus was below 300 for last 16 days, noted the Jan 11, and the lowest since May 25, noted the Jan 11.

However, the weekly decline in cases was the narrowest in six weeks. During the previous week of Dec 28-Jan 3, the fall was 13%, with fresh cases being nearly 20,000 less than during the week before. However, in the week that had just ended, namely Jan 4-10, the drop in cases was 6,700 less than the count in the previous week, translating to a 5% drop in cases week on week.

Nevertheless, new cases of the virus continued to decline in the country for the ninth straight week. However, the fall appears to be slowing down both in numbers and percentages, noted the report.


The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 16,311 new cases and 161 new Covid-19 deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Jan 11 at 8AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,466,595 cases and 151,160 deaths. Both the numbers were significantly less than those reported the day before. 

A total of 10,092,909, or 96.43%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 222,526, or 2.13% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.44%. The percentage figures were mostly improvement over the previous day’s percentage figures.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 16,311, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 16,959, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 809.

The country’s fifth-worst hit Kerala continued to report the highest daily new infections at 4,545, followed successively by the country’s worst-hit state of Maharashtra (3,558), eighth-worst hit West Bengal (823), second-worst hit Karnataka (792), fourth-worst hit Tamil Nadu (724), seventh-worst hit Uttar Pradesh (696), Gujarat (671), Chattisgarh (661), Madhya Pradesh (620), … Himachal Pradesh (86), and so on.

The 161 new fatalities included 34 from Maharashtra; 19 from West Bengal; 23 from Kerala; 14 from Uttar Pradesh; 12 from Delhi; 10 from Madhya Pradesh; 7 from Tamil Nadu; 6 from Chattisgarh; 5 from Uttarakhand; 4 from Gujarat, 2 from Karnataka; … 1 from Himachal Pradesh; and so on.

The active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 21st consecutive day.

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.


The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan had remained unchanged for the fourth ay at 1,473. Of them 1,392 had recovered, 44 were active and 37 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration Jan 11.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 90,298,391 and the deaths 1,935,613, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 1:51 PM on Jan 11, 2021.


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