Active cases in India continue to decline, drops to 1.6% of total cases

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New Delhi (NVI): The trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues, as active caseload shrunk to 1.6 per cent of the total positive COVID-19 cases and stands at 1,69,824, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

“India’s total active cases has dropped to less than 1.7 lakh (1,69,824), while the active caseload now consists of less than 1.6 per cent (just 1.58 per cent) of total positive cases,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

According to the ministry data, in the past 24 hours, only 13,083 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India. During the same period, India registered 14,808 new recoveries ensuring a net decline of 1,862 cases in the active cases.

Meanwhile, as many as 9 States and Union Territories have a higher weekly positivity rate than the national average. Of which Kerala records highest weekly positivity rate with 12.20 per cent, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7.30 per cent, the ministry said.

“27 States and UTs have weekly positivity rate less than the national average,” it added.

The ministry also said that, “With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries, India’s recovery rate has reached nearly 97 per cent, which is one of the highest globally”

So far, more than 1.04 crore (1,04,09,160) people have recovered with 14,808 patients  cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, India has also significantly scaled up its COVID-19 vaccine drive, the ministry said, adding that, over 5.7 lakh people have been vaccinated successively for the last 2 days.

“As on January 30, 2021, till 8:00 am, more than 35 lakh (35,00,027) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise,” it said.

Furthermore, 137 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours and seven States and UTs account for just 83.94 per cent of the new deaths.

“Out of these, Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (56) and Kerala follows with 22 deaths and Punjab with 11 fatalities,” the statement added.