India records more COVID recoveries than daily new cases for 44th consecutive day

India records more daily recoveries from COVID than new cases
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New Delhi (NVI): India has continued the unbroken trend of the daily new COVID-19 recoveries outnumbering the daily new additions for the 44th successive day, according to the Ministry of Health.

In a official statement, the Ministry said, “43,851 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours and there were just 30,548 newly detected cases.”

This translates to a net reduction of 13,303 in the active caseload which now stands at 4,65,478, it added.

The ministry also pointed out that the number of daily new cases was at a historic low of 30,548. This was significant given that many countries in Europe and America are experiencing a continuous steep rise in daily new cases.

The government’s efforts to continue to maintain high levels of comprehensive testing have resulted in bringing down the net positivity to sustained low levels.

Moreover, the recovery rate has improved to 93.27 per cent today, with the total recovered cases standing at 82,49,579.

The ministry also said, Ten states and Union Territories reported 78.59 per cent of the recovered cases in the last 24 hours. “Delhi saw the greatest number of recoveries at 7,606, followed by Kerala which registered 6,684 daily recoveries and West Bengal reported 4,480 new recoveries,” it added.

According to ministry’s data, 76.63 per cent of the new cases have been reported from ten States and UTs.

“Out of these, Kerala recorded 4,581 new cases. Delhi, which has seen a surge in new cases over the last few days, reported only 3,235 new cases yesterday, followed closely by West Bengal which reported 3,053 new cases,” it said.

Meanwhile, the government is working in close co-ordination with States and Union Territories to improve their clinical care management of the critical patients in the ICU, the ministry said, adding that, “Multi-disciplinary central teams are also deputed to States and UTs to provide them support in COVID management.

Furthermore, the high level meetings are regularly conducted for review of the public health response measures against COVID-19 being taken by the State and UT governments, the statement added.

-RJV