India for the third consecutive day reported more than 16,000 cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Since the past few days, India again witnessed a surge in the daily numbers. In the past 24 hours, India reported 16 488 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus. In addition to the new cases, India reported 113 deaths and 12,771 recoveries from the COVID-19 disease.
The facts of COVID-19 were given by the Union Health Ministry on the morning of the 27th of February.
According to the updated data, India has 1,10,79,979 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,07,63,451 are recovered/discharged cases, 1,59,590 are active cases and 1,56,938 are deceased cases.
The updated figure is available on the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW.)
As per the MoHFW, India has 1.44 % active case load, 97.14 % recovery rate and 1.42 % fatality rate.
In addition, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Telangana are top states under scrutiny.
Close to 50 % of the total COVID-19 cases of India is from Maharashtra alone.
The Central Government advised the aforementioned states to increase everyday COVID-19 testing and measures to curb the Novel Coronavirus disease.
In regard to this, the Maharashtra Government announced complete lockdown in few regions till the 7th of March, the Gujarat Government also extended night curfew for more 15 days.
The Gujarat Government has decided to extend the night curfew in four major cities of the state, including Ahmedabad, by another 15 days. The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, was to end on February 28. An official statement issued on Friday night said, the government decided to extend the night curfew by another 15 days in view of the recent rise in coronavirus cases in four municipal corporations.
The Telangana Government is also taking the necessary measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Nation is conducting the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive and administered vaccination doses to nearly 1.42 crore people so far. The drive started from the 16th of January across India and has vaccinated 1,42,42,547 people till date.
The vaccination drive with two India made vaccines are being carried out in a phased manner. In the first phase front line warriors (sanitation staff and medical people) were vaccinated. In the first phase, healthcare workers were administered the vaccines.
The Government has stopped vaccination for two days, Saturday and Sunday – to update the Co-WIN app for the next phase of inoculation. The second phase is scheduled to begin from the 1st of March.
The Government of India aims to vaccinate the entire population of India (133 crore people) and make Indians vaccinated from the deadly COVID-19.
The two vaccines which are being given to the people are the Serum Institute of India (SII) manufactured Covishield and the Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech International Private Limited manufactured COVAXIN.
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