(TibetanReview.net, Jan22’21) – India said it had inoculated a total of nearly 10.5 lakh healthcare and other frontline workers with the Covid-19 vaccine in the first six days of the nationwide drive which began on Jan 16. The country is to vaccinate a total of 3 crore people by the end of the drive’s first phase.
Meanwhile the latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 14,545 new Covid-19 cases and 163 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Jan 22 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,625,428 cases and 153,032 deaths. The number of new cases was lower higher than that reported the day before while the number of deaths was a bit higher but remained below 200 for the eighth successive day.
A total of 10,283,708, or 96.78%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 188,688, or 1.78% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.44%. The percentage figures were improvements over the previous day’s percentage figures.
The latest daily number of new cases, at 14,545, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 18,002, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 3,620.
Kerala, the country’s fourth worst-hit state and having the highest number of active cases continued to report the highest daily new infections at 6,334, followed successively by the country’s worst-hit state with the second highest number of active cases Maharashtra (2,886), second-worst hit state Karnataka (674), fifth worst-hit state Tamil Nadu (596), Chattisgarh (560), Gujarat (471), eighth worst-hit state West Bengal (416), Madhya Pradesh (301), seventh-worst hit state Uttar Pradesh (195), … Himachal Pradesh (39), and so on.
The 163 daily new deaths included 52 from Maharashtra; 21 from Kerala; 15 from Punjab; 9 each from Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal; and 8 from Delhi. The rest of the states reported from 6 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.
The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has increased to 1,490. Of them 1,430 had recovered, 23 were active and 37 had died, according to the Covid-19 response committee of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at its 43rd brieing on Jan 22.
The committee has said 11 new cases had been reported among Tibetans in India during the past one week: 4 from Dekyiling, 3 from Pondoh, 2 from Dharamsh, and 1 each from Mainpat and Shillong. Seven of them were stated to be symptomatic.
Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 97,567,556 and the deaths 2,093,001, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:52 PM on Jan 22, 2021.