New Delhi (NVI): India registered 16,432 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours for the first time after 6 months and surpassed a crucial milestone in its fight against COVID-19, according to Union Health Ministry.
This is after 187 days when less than 16,500 daily cases were added to the COVID-19 tally. The daily new cases were 16,922 last recorded on June 25, 2020.
“With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy based on ‘whole of government’ and whole of society’ approach, the daily new cases have touched a new low today,” said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
It added that the country’s active caseload has fallen to 2,68,581 today. The share of active cases in the total positive cases has further compressed to 2.63 per cent of the cumulative caseload. In last 24 past, a net decline of 8,720 cases has been recorded in the total active cases.
“With the rising recoveries and decline in daily new cases, India’s cumulative recoveries are inching closer to 1 crore,” the ministry said.
At present, the total recovered cases have crossed 98 lakhs and stands at 98,07,569 which translates to a recovery rate of 95.92 per cent. The gap between recovered cases and active cases also continues to grow and presently stands at 95,38,988, it said.
The ministry also informed that, “24,900 cases have recovered in the last 24 hours and 77.66 per cent of these new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs.”
Out of these, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,501 recoveries. Kerala follows with 4,172 new recoveries and Chhattisgarh recorded 1,901 daily recoveries.
About 78.16 per cent of the new cases are concentrated in 10 States and UTs. Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases of 3,047 in the last 24 hours, while Maharashtra recorded 2,498 cases and Chhattisgarh with 1,188 new cases.
Furthermore, ten States and UTs account for 77.38 per cent of the 252 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
In addition, 19.84 per cent of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra with 50 deaths. West Bengal and Chhattisgarh follow with 27 and 26 new deaths, respectively, the ministry noted.