India logs 103 COVID-19 deaths, 12,143 new cases of infection
Students at a school in Kolkata, where schools reopened for classes 9-12 after remaining closed for the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on February 12, 2021.Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS

India logs 103 COVID-19 deaths, 12,143 new cases of infection

New Delhi, February 13, 2021

India today logged 103 deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 12,143 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours as the spread of the disease continued to maintain a downtrend in most parts of the country.

With the latest numbers put out by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare this morning, the death toll so far has risen to 155,550 while the total number of cases of infection in the country, since the first case was registered in late January last year, has increased to 10,892,746.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period has remained below 200 for 25 consecutive days now. It has fallen below 100 seven times in the past 12 days.

The number of new cases of infection in a day remained below 20,000 for the 32nd consecutive day today. It has fallen below 10,000 four times in the last 19 days.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 rose to 10,600,625 as of this morning, up 11,395 from yesterday, making for a recovery rate of 97.31%.

The number of active cases went up by 645 to 136,571 in the last 24 hours.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16 last year. India had reported 87 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 9,309 new cases of infection yesterday.

Meanwhile, the number of healthcare and frontline workers who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, since the campaign began on January 16, reached 7,766,319 as of yesterday evening.

This number includes 5,865,813 are healthcare workers and 1,900,506 frontline workers. As many as 261,309 people received the vaccination yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 108.173 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has climbed to 2,382,718 as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.

India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 27.490 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 9.765 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country now ranks fourth after the US (480,767), Brazil (237,489) and Mexico (172,557).


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