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New Delhi : India’s present active caseload now accounts for 1.30% of total Positive Covid-19 Cases. India’s total Active Caseload was   1,43,127 on February 20, 2021. Some States are seeing an upsurge in daily new cases. There has been rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh. Kerala continues to report high number of daily new cases.

In last 7 days, Chhattisgarh has also seen rise in daily active new cases. In last 24 hours, 259 daily new cases have been reported. In the past week, Maharashtra has shown a spike in the number of daily new cases accounting for highest number of daily new cases in the country on February 20, 2021. In last 24 hours, 6,112 daily new case has been reported in the state.

Punjab has also shown a sudden spike in the number of daily new cases reported in last 7 days with 383 daily new cases in last 24 hours. Since February 13, 2021, Madhya Pradesh is also witnessing a rise in number of daily new cases. In last 24 hours, 297 daily new cases have been registered in the state, according to a PIB release.

The importance of adherence to COVID appropriate behavior is strongly reiterated for breaking the chain of transmission of the virus and containment of spread of the disease.

However, with the better healthcare infrastructure facilities and Test-Track-Treat method, more than 21 crore (21,02,61,480) tests have been conducted in the country. The cumulative national Positivity Rate has seen a consistent decline in last thirteen days. It presently stands at 5.22%. 

A total of 1,07,15,204 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,22,313 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am on February 20, 2021. They include 63,28,479 HCWs (1st dose), 8,47,161 HCWs (2nd dose) and 35,39,564 FLWs (1st dose). The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on February 13, 2021, for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose.

As on Day-35 of the vaccination drive ( February 20, 2021), total 5,27,197 vaccine doses were administered of which 2,90,935 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,851 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,36,262 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

9 States have administered more than 5 lakh doses each. They are : Uttar Pradesh (11,52,042), Maharashtra (8,60,386), Gujarat (8,56,657), Rajasthan (7,99,719), West Bengal (6,50,976), Karnataka (6,29,420), Madhya Pradesh (6,26,391), Bihar (5,50,433), and Odisha (5,01,713).

A total of 1.06 Crore (1,06,67,741) patients have has recovered so far. 10,307 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate at 97.27% is amongst the highest in the world. 80.51% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,854 newly recovered cases. 2,159 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 467 in Tamil Nadu.

86.69% of the new cases are from 6 States. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,112. It is followed by Kerala with 4,505 while Tamil Nadu reported 448 new cases. Only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala – account for 75.87% of total active cases.

Eighteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 death in the last 24 hours. They  are  : Telangana, Haryana, J&K (UT), Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Ladakh (UT), Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, A&N Islands, D&D & D&N.

101 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Five States account for 78.22% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (44). Kerala reported 15 deaths. Punjab has reported another 8 casualties.