Reported global weekly Covid-19 cases down 16%


(, Feb17’21) – Covid-19 cases in the world have come down a bit with the World Health organization (WHO) saying the number of new reported cases fell by 16% last week to 2.7 million. The number of new deaths reported also fell 10% week-on-week to 81,000, the AFP Feb 17 cited the WHO as saying late Feb 16 in its weekly epidemiological update, using figures up to Feb 14.

India reported increase in daily new cases and deaths this morning. While capital Delhi reported the lowest number of new cases in over nine months this morning at 94, cases from Kerala and Maharashtra constituted 75% of the country’s total, noted the Feb 17.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 11,610 new Covid-19 cases and 100 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 17 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 10,937,320 cases and 155,913 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,644,858, or 97.33%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 136,549, or 1.25% of the total. The case fatality rate remained at 1.43%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 11,610, was slightly less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 11,833, leading to a marginal decline in in the number of active cases by 323.

Ten states have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Kerala (4,937), Maharashtra (3,663), Tamil Nadu (451), Karnataka (338), Gujarat (263), Chattisgarh (250), Punjab (247), Madhya Pradesh (233), West Bengal (151), and Telangana (148).

Six states with 5 or more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours were: Maharashtra (39), Kerala (18), Tamil Nadu (7), Karnataka (6), Chattisgarh (6), and Punjab (5).

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 seventh 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 17.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 109,555,318 and the deaths 2,420,451, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:55 PM on Feb 17, 2021.


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