Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline in India

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New Delhi (NVI): India has been reporting a continuous decline in active COVID-19 caseload as a percentage compared to the total positive cases, the Union Health Ministry said today.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Health stated, the share of total active cases of coronavirus has further shrunk to 2.72 per cent of the total positive cases and currently stands at 2,77,301 in the country.

“In the last 24 hours, a net decline of 1,389 cases from the total active caseload were registered in India,” it added.

The ministry also said, daily recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases since more than a month now.

“20,021 persons were found to be COVID-19 positive in the past 24 hours. During the same period, 21,131 new recoveries were registered ensuring drop in the active caseload in the country,” it said.

The total recoveries are nearing 98 lakhs (97,82,669) and the national recovery rate has also increased to 95.83 per cent. With this, the gap between recoveries and active cases is consistently widening and has crossed 95 lakh and currently stands at 95,05,368.

Meanwhile, the country’s cases per million population is amongst the lowest in the world and stands at 7,397, the ministry said.

“The global average is 10,149 and countries such as Russia, UK, Italy, Brazil, France and USA have much higher cases per million population,” it added

According to the data, ten States and Union Territories contributed 72.99 per cent of the new recovered cases. Out of these, Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 3,463 cases followed by 2,124 people recovered in Maharashtra and 1,740 in West Bengal.

The ministry further said, “279 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.”

Ten States and UTs account for 80.29 per cent of daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (66). West Bengal and Kerala follow with 29 and 25 daily deaths, respectively.

The daily deaths in India are on a sustained decline and deaths per million population in India (107) are amongst the lowest in the world. However, the global average is 224, the statement added.