Less than 14% population tested for Corona
NEW DELHI, Jan 22: Even after over 10 months of the Coronavirus tests across the Country, a little less than 14% population could be covered so far, huge population still remaining unchecked. As against India's estimated population of 138 crore, a total of 19 crore people have undergone tests until January 22, showing 1.06 crore of 5.58% found infected with the positive symptoms of the deadly virus. Another 8 lakh were tested in the past 24 hours.
The country's vaccination rate is no better as only 10.44 lakh health and frontline workers have been vaccinated till Friday morning, 2.37 lakh of them since Thursday morning. This is a dismal figure in one week of vaccination since January 16, compared to an estimated 3 crore to be vaccinated in this first phase. India's death toll went up to 1.53 lakh, with another 163 fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours, 62 of them in Maharashtra alone, 21 in Kerala, 15 in Punjab, 9 each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal and 8 in Delhi.
As many as 18,002 recovered in the past 24 hours as against 14,545 found infected. The recovery rate went up to 96.78%, with 102.84 lakh recovering while the case load of active cases dropped to 1.78% as 1.89 lakh are still undergoing the treatment.