Active cases in India continue to decline, drops to 2.80% of total cases

at 11:54 am
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New Delhi (NVI): The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues, as active caseload further shrunk to 2.80 per cent of the total positive cases and stands at 2,83,849, Union Health Ministry said.

In the last 24 hours, only 24,712 persons were found to be COVID-19 positive in the country. During the same period, 29,791 new recoveries were registered ensuring a net decline of 5,391 active cases, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

“Daily recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases since nearly a month (27 days),” it added.

Notably, India has recorded less than 30,000 daily new cases continuously since the last 11 days.

Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 recoveries are nearing 97 lakh and currently stands at 96,93,173. With this, the recovery rate has also increased to 95.75 per cent.

As many as 79.56 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs.

In the past 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 7,620 cases and 4,808 people recovered in Kerala followed by 2,153 in West Bengal.

The ministry also said, about 76.48 per cent of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs.

Out of these, Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,169. It is followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal with 3,913 and 1,628 new cases, respectively.

Furthermore, 312 COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.

In addition, ten States and UTs account for 79.81 per cent of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (93).West Bengal and Kerala follow with 34 and 22 daily deaths, respectively,” the ministry said.

The daily deaths in India are on a sustained decline and less than 400 daily fatalities have been registered for the last 12 days, it added.