Covid-19 India News, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Statistics and Registration Latest Update, February 21 Covid Highlights: Serum Institute seeks emergency use nod for Covovax vaccine for 12-17 years age group; Mumbai reports less than 100 Covid-19 cases for the first time since April 17, 2020; Delhi logs 360 new cases; positivity rate drops below 1% first time since December 28
Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Coronavirus Omicron Variant Cases in India February 21 Highlights: India on Monday morning reported 16,051 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally in the country up to 42.84 million, as per the official data updated by the Union health Health Ministry. The total cases of Covid-19 fatalities was reported to be 206 in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 512,109. The daily Covid cases have remained below one lakh for 15 consecutive days. The active cases comprise 0.47 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has improved to 98.33 per cent, the Ministry said.
As coronavirus cases show a consistent decline in recent days, India is getting back to normalcy. With offices, schools reopening and local authorities lifting Covid restrictions across, the country may finally have entered the Covid green zone. On Sunday, India registered less than 20,000 daily new cases. This was the lowest figure of new daily infections since December 31st, 2021.
Apart from the cases, what’s working for that nation right now is the steady pace of the Covid vaccination. Official data suggests that as of now, 80 per cent of the eligible adult population has received both doses of Covid vaccine.
On global level, the UK is also witnessing an ebb in new Covid infections. British prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that all kinds of Covid curbs will come to an end next week. The new ‘living with Covid’ policy also means lesser testing and no need of self-isolation. Health experts, however, say that dropping the guard may inevitably result in a new variant. In Hong Kong, situation remains grim.
Here are the latest, verified updates on coronavirus pandemic from India and around the globe: