Coronavirus Updates: India Reports Nearly 14,000 Fresh Infections; Active Cases Above 1.4 Lakh


India’s active coronavirus caseload rose for the sixth time this week sparking fears of a fresh wave of the pandemic, even as vaccinations crossed the 1-crore mark.

India added nearly 14,000 new cases in 24 hours according to the health ministry’s update as of 8 a.m on Feb. 20. That’s more than the 10,300 recoveries in the same period, taking active cases above 1.4 lakh.

Authorities reported 101 deaths in a day, taking total fatalities to over 1.56 lakh. This accounts for 1.42% of the total 1.09 crore coronavirus cases detected in India.

At the same time, 1,07,15,204 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far with over 5 lakh of them receiving their shots in the last 24 hours. India is currently focussed on vaccinating its healthcare and frontline workers.

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Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,09,77,387
  • Active cases: 1,43,127
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,06,78,048
  • Deaths: 1,56,212
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 13,993
  • One-day recoveries: 10,307
  • One-day deaths: 101

. Read more on Coronavirus Outbreak by BloombergQuint.


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