1,00,04,599 Covid instances

Lowest fatality rate

India’s Covid growth has dropped to 2 per cent and case fatality rate is among the lowest in the world at 1.45 per cent. The recovery rate has peaked to 95.46. —Harsh Vardhan, Health Minister

Active Cases 3,08,751
Recoveries 95,50,712
Fatalities 1,45,136
Deaths in last 24 hrs 347

Region round-up

  • Punjab (4.51%) and J&K (5.97) have lower infection rate than national average of 6.25%
  • Haryana (21 deaths) and Punjab (20) are among 10 states accounting for 78.96% of the 347 deaths in last 24 hours. Maharashtra saw highest 75

10 high-burden states

Ten states account for 73.58% of all new cases Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, UP, Karnataka, MP, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan

Readying for vaccine

  • Vaccinating 30 crore target group to be priority once jabs licensed, said Vardhan
  • NITI member VK Paul said requests for vaccine had been received from 12 nations
  • He said six vaccine candidates were undergoing trial in India

Testing milestone

India on Saturday reached the 16 crore Covid testing mark — 11,71,868 tests in the last 24 hours

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