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Weekly Covid-19 cases rise in India for the first time in 15 weeks, Tibetan caseload totals 1,532

(TibetanReview.net, Feb22’21) – India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 11 million this morning, with the latest one million cases coming in the second longest period yet of 65 days. However, the pandemic has surged again in the last seven days, with cases in this period registering a rise for the first time in 15 weeks, reported the timesofindia.com Feb 22.

India reported the highest number of daily new cases yesterday morning in 22 days and the daily number reported this morning was about the same as yesterdays’ at over 14,000. Most of the increase has come from Maharashtra and Kerala and to a lesser extent from Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and few other states.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 14,199 new Covid-19 cases and 83 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Feb 21 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,005,850 cases and 156,385 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,699,410, or 97.22%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 150,055, or 1.36% 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 again worsened over those of the previous day.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 14,199 was more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 9,695, again leading to an increase in the number of active cases, by as much as 4,421.

Twelve states – one less than yesterday – have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (6,971), Kerala (4,070), Tamil Nadu (452), Karnataka (413), Punjab (348), Madhya Pradesh (299), Gujarat (283), West Bengal (182), Chattisgarh (153), Delhi (145), Haryana (121), and Telangana (114).

Seven states have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (35), Kerala (15), Punjab (6), Chattisgarh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4), West Bengal (3), and Tamil Nadu (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.

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After remaining unchanged for two days, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has increased by 2 to 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 22.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 111,396,382 and the deaths 2,466,958, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:55 PM on Feb 22, 2021.

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