You are here: Home » Current Affairs » Coronavirus » News
Business Standard

No Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours in 15 states, union territories: Govt

Seven states and Union Territories have not reported a fatality in the last week, said government officials at a press conference in Delhi

Topics
Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Coronavirus Vaccine

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

coronavirus pandemic
India remains the second most-affected nation in terms of Covid-19 cases, but deaths due to the disease are declining

Fifteen states and Union Territories have not reported any death due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, indicating the pandemic could be waning in the country.

Seven states and Union Territories have not reported a fatality in the last week, said government officials at a press conference in Delhi.

India remains the second most-affected nation in terms of Covid-19 cases, but deaths due to the disease are declining and recoveries increasing. There is a 55 per cent decline in average daily Covid-19 deaths reported in the last five weeks, said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary in the Union Health Ministry.

There are 15 states and Union Territories that haven't reported (Covid-19) deaths in last 24 hours. There are seven states and Union Territories that haven't reported deaths in the last week, he was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent weeks has said India had managed to contain the disease through its indigenous efforts. "Corona was an unknown enemy. But India, to save its citizens, fought an unknown enemy. The glory of winning that fight does not go to any government or individual. But the credit does go to India," he Modi said in Parliament on Monday.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, February 09 2021. 16:56 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU