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New Delhi : India’s trajectory of leaping across landmarks in its fight against the global pandemic continues. In a significant achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the 4 million COVID19 vaccination mark. The country has achieved this feat in 18 days.

As on February 1, 2021, India was among the top five countries in terms of number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to people. India continues to undertake its vaccination drive at a fast pace.

India’s fight against Covid-19 is bringing daily successes on other fronts as well. 14 States/UTs have not reported any death in the last 24 hours. These states are A&N Islands, D&D & D&N, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Manipur, Puducherry, Goa, Odisha, and Assam.

With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues. The country’s active cases have declined further to 1,60,057 in the last 24 hours. The Active Caseload of the country has fallen below 1.5% (1.49% presently) of the total cases, according to a PIB release.

11,039 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the country, 14,225  new recoveries were registered in the same period. It has led to a net decline of 3,296 cases from the total active caseload.

The total recovered cases are 1,04,62,631. TheNational Recovery rate (97.08%) continues to be one of the highest globally. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 1,03,02,574. 31States and UTs have less than 5,000 active cases.

States and UTs have weekly positivity rate higher than the national average (1.91%). Kerala has the highest weekly positivity rate of 12%, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7%.

As on February 3, 2021, till 8 am, more than 41 lakh (41,38,918) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.

In the last 24 hours, 1,88,762 healthcare workers were vaccinated across 3,845 sessions. 76,576 sessions have been conducted so far. The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a progressive increase.

85.62% of the newly recovered cases are recorded in 8 States/UTs. Kerala has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (5,747), followed by Maharashtra (4,011) and Tamil Nadu (521).

110 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Five States/UTs account for 66.36% of these. Maharashtra reported maximum casualties with 30 new fatalities. It is followed by Kerala with 16 new daily deaths.