Despite’s India’s nationwide lockdown, the tally of COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,09,50,201 with 12,881 new infections being reported in a day.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate has dropped to 1.42 percent, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 1,06,56,845 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.32 percent.
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 million. There are 1,37,342 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.25 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 200,000 mark on August 7, 300,000 on August 23, 400,000 on September 5 and 500,000 on September 16.
It went past 600,000 on September 28, 700,000 on October 11, crossed 800,000 on October 29, 900,000 on November 20 and surpassed the one million mark on December 19.
According to the ICMR, 20,87,03,791 samples have been tested as at February 17.
Globally, more than 10.94 people have been infected by the coronavirus and millions have died so far. India, along with many countries, has granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups.