India reports 12K COVID-19 cases as 90 lakhs get vaccine

February 18, 2021 0 By FM

India reported 12,881 new COVID-19 incidences on Wednesday. The total caseload has risen to 1,09,50,201. The total number of active infections remained at 1,37,342. The overall recoveries have risen to 1,06,56,845 with 11,849 new discharges recorded yesterday, according to the union health ministry data. With 101 new deaths, the total fatalities have escalated to 1,56,039. The national COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 97.32 per cent, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.42 per cent.

Kerala saw 4,892 new COVID-19 infections, 4,832 discharges and 16 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total confirmed cases have risen to 10,16,849 while the active infections declined to 60,804. The total recoveries have reached 9,51,742 and the death toll has risen to 4,033.

Maharashtra reported 4,787 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The total caseload has escalated to 20,76,093, of which the active cases totalled to 38,013. As many as 3,853 discharges were reported on the day taking the total recoveries to 19,85,261.The death toll stood at 51,631 with 40 new deaths.

Around 90 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the country so far, said union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday. He also said India is supplying COVID-19 vaccines to 23 countries and 40 nations in all have requested vaccines.

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Tamil Nadu and Punjab was reported to be slow compared to other major states. As of February 15, both states had vaccinated less than 40% of their registered healthcare workers, as per the official reports. Also, Tamil Nadu has administered 0.3 doses per 100 people, the lowest among all states/UTs as of February 15.