147 districts recorded no new Covid-19 cases in India last week: Health minister

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28th January, 2021 03:22:48 printer

147 districts recorded no new Covid-19 cases in India last week: Health minister

At least 147 districts in India have not reported a case of Covid-19 in the last seven days, informed Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

During the 23rd meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19, the Union Minister said: "In India, 147 districts have not seen a Covid-19 case in the last seven days, 18 districts in the last 14 days, six in the last 21 days, and 21 districts have not registered a case in the last 28 days."

During the meeting, the Health Minister also expressed satisfaction at the country's performance to combat Covid-19.

On the ongoing coronavirus vaccination programme, he said, "We have completed 42,674 sessions of vaccinations all over the country.

"The total number of cases in the country stands at 1,07,01,193 and in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 11,660 cases. Currently, 70 per cent of the current cases are from Maharashtra and Kerala. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have slightly more than 500 cases and the rest of the places have less than 500 cases," he added.

(Hindustan Times)


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