(TibetanReview.net, Jan29’21) – Covid-19 cases and deaths have been surging in a number of countries whereas the situation has been continuing to improve in India and a number of other countries as well. Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths have surpassed those in India, making its outbreak the third-most deadly worldwide, as officials struggle to contain a pandemic that’s taking an increasingly grim toll, reported the Bloomberg Jan 29.
India has flattened its Covid-19 graph, with 146 districts reporting no new cases for 7 days, the timesofindia.com Jan 28 cited India’s health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan as saying.
His ministry has said Jan 29, however, that the total number of persons infected with the UK variant of Coronavirus, which is known to be more contagious and possibly more deadly, had reached 166.
The ministry has also said the number of people vaccinated against the virus in India had reached 25,07,556 till Jan 28 at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, the latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 18,855 new Covid-19 cases and 163 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Jan 29 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,720,048 cases and 154,010 deaths respectively. Both the daily numbers were higher than those reported the day before.
A total of 10,394,352, or 96.96%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 171,686, or 1.60% 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 18,855, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 20,746, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 2,054.
Chattisgarh has for the first time become the state to report the highest daily new Covid-19 cases at 6,451, followed by Kerala, the country’s third worst-hit state and having the highest number of active cases at 5,771, and then by the country’s worst-hit state with the second highest number of active cases Maharashtra (2,889), second-worst hit state Karnataka (550), fifth worst-hit state Tamil Nadu (503), Gujarat (346), eighth worst-hit state West Bengal (289), seventh-worst hit state Uttar Pradesh (248), Punjab (200), Madhya Pradesh (226), Telangana (197), Delhi (199), … Himachal Pradesh (60), and so on.
The 163 daily new deaths included 50 from Maharashtra; 19 from Kerala; 9 each from Punjab and West Bengal; and 6 each from Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The rest of the states have reported from 3 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.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has risen by 2 to 1,495. Of them 1,440 had recovered, 17 were active and 38 had died, according to the Covid-19 task force of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in its Jan 29 briefing.
The task force has said there had been 5 new cases during the pqast week, made up of one each reported from Dekyiling, Dharamshala, Mainpat, Bylakuppe, and Pandoh. Three were stated to be asymptomatic.
The death was stated to be of a 69-year-old woman in Pandoh who had underlying health issues.
Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 101,517,663 and the deaths 2,192,399, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:52 PM on Jan 29, 2021.