(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’21) – The seven-day daily average of Covid-19 infections in India has risen by more than 1,800 cases, going from 11,430 on Feb 14 to 13,267 on Feb 23, reported the timesofindia.com Feb 24. Before that, the longest period of uninterrupted rise in cases after September was stated to be a six-day period from Nov 19 to 24.
The seven-day rolling average of daily Covid cases rose for the ninth consecutive day, crossing 13,000 on Feb 23, in the most sustained surge in the pandemic in the country since infections peaked in mid-September last year, the report added.
The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 13,742 new Covid-19 cases and 104 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 24 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,030,176 cases and 156,567 deaths respectively.
A total of 10,726,702, or 97.25%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 146,907, or 1.33% of the total. The case fatality remained at 1.42%. Except for the unchanged fatality rate, the percentage figures for both the recoveries and active cases have marginally improved over those of the previous day.
The latest daily number of new cases, at 13,742 was more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 14,037, leading to a marginal decrease in the number of active cases by 399.
Thirteen states – one more than yesterday – have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (6,218), Kerala (4,034), Tamil Nadu (442), Punjab (414), Karnataka (383), Gujarat (348), Chattisgarh (274), Madhya Pradesh (248), Telangana (196), West Bengal (189), Delhi (145), Haryana (131), and Uttar Pradesh (106).
Six states have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (51), Kerala (14), Punjab (10), Tamil Nadu (6), and Karnataka (4), and Chattisgarh (3). The rest of the states have reported 2 or less deaths.
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 second day at 1,532. Of them 1,459 had recovered, 32 were active and 41 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Feb 24.
Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 112,149,127 and the deaths 2,486,267, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 1:54 PM on Feb 24, 2021.