India’s COVID caseload reaches 1.07 crore; 23 lakh gets vaccinated

January 28, 2021 0 By FM

India reported a total of 11,556 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The total caseload of the country now stands at 1,07,02,031, of which 1,70,856 are active infections. The total number of recoveries have reached 1,03,72,818, till now, of which 14,261 discharges were recorded yesterday. With 123 new fatalities, the death toll escalated to 1,53,885.

About 70% of India’s COVID-19 cases are in Maharashtra and Kerala, said the union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The total number of active coronavirus infections are the highest in Kerala with 72,236 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 43,393 incidences. The top five states with highest confirmed cases are Maharashtra (2,015,524), Karnataka (937,383), Kerala (905,592), Andhra Pradesh (887,349), and Tamil Nadu (836,315). The highest death toll has been reported from Maharashtra (50,894), Tamil Nadu (12,333), Karnataka (12,207), Delhi (10,829) and West Bengal (10,139).

Kerala reported 5,659 new COVID-19 infections, 5,006 recoveries and 20 deaths on Wednesday. The total confirmed cases in the state have escalated to 9,05,592. The death toll has risen to 3,664 so far.

Maharashtra has recorded 2,171 new infections, 2,556 recoveries and 32 deaths in the past 24 hours. The cumulative caseload has risen 20,15,524 and the death toll stands at 50,894.

As many as 19,43,38,773 samples were tested up to 27th January. Of these, 7,25,653 samples were tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

About 23,28,779 people have been vaccinated so far across the country, including 2,99,299 on Wednesday, according to the health ministry.

A total of 16 hospitalisations and nine deaths have been reported so far in the COVID-19 vaccination drive, with none of the deaths being causally linked with the immunisation, said Manohar Agnani, additional secretary of the health ministry.

One new event of hospitalisation was reported in the past 24 hours with a case of bacterial sepsis and the patient is under treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, said Agnani. Total hospitalisation percentage wise against vaccination was 0.0007%