Fifteen states and Union Territories haven’t reported any death due to COVID-19 in last 24 hours, the govt said today, highlighting the weakening hold of the virus over the country. While the amount of fresh daily cases has been on a gentle decline, over the last five weeks, there has been a 55 per cent decline within the average daily deaths.
Within the last one week, seven states and Union Territories have recorded no fatality, the Union health ministry said.
The seven states and Union Territories which reported zero deaths within the last week are Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Tripura, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Nagaland, Mizoram and Lakshadweep.
The figures of daily mortality per million population in India over the last seven days are among rock bottom within the world, said VK Paul of Niti Aayog.
“The number of cases (of Covid) is additionally falling. in order that is sweet news. within the last 24 hours, no death was recorded in Delhi. in order that is additionally excellent news ,” said Mr Paul.
It is, however, important to continue with the precautions, he said, remarking that the countrywide sero survey “tells us that over 70 per cent of our population remains vulnerable”.
The national sero-survey has showed that 25 per cent people are carrying Covid anti-bodies — a figure far below that of metros like Delhi and Mumbai. In Mumbai, the figure is quite 75 per cent.
In Delhi, the last sero-survey had indicated that the town is rapidly moving towards herd immunity, with one in two persons carrying Covid antibodies — meaning at some point, they need been infected. The official number of infected people when the survey was completed was over 6.34 lakh.
The tapering deathrate within the disease is showing a corresponding drop by daily surge and therefore the number of active coronavirus cases. Over the last week, the amount of fresh Covid cases per million population was 58 – rock bottom within the world. Currently, the amount of active cases is a smaller amount than 1.50 lakh. The cumulative positivity rate is 5.35% and showing a decline also .
The drop by coronavirus cases and Covid-linked deathrate comes because the vaccination programme within the country entered its fourth week. those that received the primary shot of the vaccine on January 16 are expected to receive the booster on February 13.