India has been recording a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths since October 1, 2020, while the national recovery rate is among the highest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

“Since October 1, 2020, the nation has seen an unabated decline in the case fatality rate. It today stands below 1.5 (1.43%). India’s case fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world,” it said.

The recoveries have surged to 1,06,11,731 with 11,016 patients getting discharged in a span of 24 hours. “India’s Covid-19 recovery rate of 97.31 per cent is among the highest in the world. The difference between the recovered and active cases has grown to 1,04,74,164 as on date,” the ministry highlighted.

Till date, the cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country has surpassed 82 lakh.

A total 82,63,858 beneficiaries have been vaccinated through 1,72,852 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am on Sunday. These include 59,84,018 HCWs (first dose), 23,628 HCWs (second dose) and 22,56,212 FLWs (first dose).

The second dose of vaccination started on Saturday.

Meanwhile, all Central government employees have been asked to attend office on working days, according to a Personnel Ministry order.

Source: 14 February, 2021, The Tribune