Active COVID cases in India dip to 2.43% of total cases

at 12:17 pm
COVID-19 cases

New Delhi (NVI): The active coronavirus caseload in India further dipped to 2.43 per cent of total cases and currently stands at 2,50,183, according to the Union Health Ministry.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said, the trend of more daily recoveries than the daily new cases have led to a continuous contraction of active cases. A net decline of 4,071 cases from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

“While 19,079 persons in India were found positive in the past 24 hours, India has registered 22,926 new recoveries were during the same period,” the statement added.

The ministry also said that, five States namely Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh contribute 62 per cent of total active cases.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate also improved to 96.12 per cent in India. The cumulative recovered cases have surpassed 99 lakhs today (99,06,387).

With this, the gap between recovered cases and active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 96,56,204, the ministry noted.

As many as 78.64 per cent of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States and UTs. Out of these, Kerala leads with 5,111 persons recovering from COVID-19 while Maharashtra recorded 4,279 recoveries and West Bengal registered 1,496 daily recoveries.

The ministry further said, ten States and UTs have contributed 80.56 per cent of the new cases. In the last 24 hours, Kerala reported 4,991 new cases followed by Maharashtra with 3,524 and West Bengal with 1,153 new cases.

Furthermore, India has also recorded one of the lowest new cases per million population in the last 7 days (101).

“Brazil, Russia, France, Italy, USA and UK have much higher cases per million population reported in the last 7 days,” the statement said.