India reports 118 COVID-19 deaths, 11,427 new cases of infection
A health worker taking a sample for an ITPC test for Covid-19 at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital in New Delhi on January 12, 2021.Qamar Sibtain/IANS

India reports 118 COVID-19 deaths, 11,427 new cases of infection

New Delhi, February 1, 2021

India today reported 118 COVID-19 deaths and 11,427 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours as the spread of the virus continued to slow down across the country and the nationwide vaccination campaign gathered pace.

With the latest numbers put out by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare this morning, the death toll so far has risen to 154,392 while the total number of cases of infection in the country, since the first case was registered a year ago, has increased to 10,757,610.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period has remained below 200 for 19 consecutive days now.

The number of new cases of infection in a day remained below 20,000 for the 23rd consecutive day today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 rose to 10,434,983 as of this morning, up 11,858 from yesterday, taking the recovery rate to 97%.

The number of active cases went down by 549 to 168,235 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 127 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 13,052 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 102.951 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has climbed to 2,227,764 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 26.185 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 9.204 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (441,319) and Brazil (224,504).


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