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Nearly 8 million inoculated for Covid-19 in India

(TibetanReview.net, Feb13’21) – A total of 7,967,647 people in India had been vaccinated for the Covid-19 infection till Feb 12 evening and on Feb 13 those who received their first vaccination on Jan 16 began to get their second jab. And the country looks to start vaccinating those who are aged 50 and above as well as those with co-morbidities next month.

Meanwhile as Covid-19 continued is retreat in the country, capital Delhi has reported positivity rate below 1% for close to 50 days and stands at 0.2% now, reported the timesofindia.com Feb 13. This means only two persons are detected to be positive out of 1,000 tested. the report said new cases and deaths due to the infection are coming down in other parts of the country too.

However, the latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 12,143 new Covid-19 cases and 103 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 13 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,892,746 cases and 155,550 deaths respectively.

The day before, the country reported less than 10,000 daily new cases and less than 100 daily new deaths.

A total of 10,600,625, or 97.32%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 136,571, or 1.25% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.43%. The percentage figures were the same as those reported the day before.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 12,143, was more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 11,395, leading to an increase in the number of active cases by 645.

Thirteen states that reported the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours were: Kerala (5,397), Maharashtra (3,670), Tamil Nadu (483), Karnataka (380), Gujarat (268), Punjab (246), Chhattisgarh (229), West Bengal (188), Madhya Pradesh (161), Telangana (151), Delhi (141), Haryana (104), Uttar Pradesh (103).

Seven states with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours were: Maharashtra (36), Kerala (18), Punjab (8), Karnataka (8), Chattisgarh (7), Tamil Nadu (6), and West Bengal (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.

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The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has remained unchanged for the third 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 12.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 108,248,517 and the deaths 2,384,551, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:54 PM on Feb 13, 2021.

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