By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi [India], January 24 (ANI): Daily COVID-19 cases in India will start to decline after February 15, said official government sources on Monday.
“Covid cases in the country to decline after February 15. The cases have started reducing and stabilising in some States and metro cities,” sources told ANI.
Stressing that COVID-19 vaccination has reduced the impact of the third wave, the government sources further added, “Union Health Ministry is coordinating with States and Union Territories. 74 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.”India on Monday reported a decline in the daily COVID-19 infections as the country logged 3,06,064 new COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of over 20 per cent, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As per government data, new infections were 27,469 less than that reported on Sunday. However, the daily positivity rate rose to 20.75 per cent from 17.78 per cent yesterday.
The ministry has said that India’s active caseload currently stands at 22,49,335. It accounts for 5.69 per cent of the total cases.
The government data shows that 439 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll is now at 4,89,848. The case fatality rate is 1.24 per cent.
With 2,43,495 people recovering from the infection in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,68,04,145.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, 162.26 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far.
With the administration of more than 27 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached 1,62,26,07,516 as per provisional reports till 7 am today, the ministry said.
So far 81,80,165 precaution doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries. Of these, 27,40,418 were given to healthcare workers, 26,87,668 to frontline workers and 27,52,079 to those above the age of 60 years with comorbidities. The administration of the precaution dose began on January 10.
In the vaccination drive for children aged between 15-18 years, 4,19,32,411 vaccine doses have been administered. Their vaccination drive commenced on January 3 this year. (ANI)