India records steady decline in active COVID-19 cases

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

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said, “At present, the active cases account for only 15.11 per cent of the total positive cases of the country, standing at 9,40,441.”

“From 33.32 per cent on August 1 to 15.11 per cent on September 30, the active cases have less than halved in two months,” it added.

The ministry also said that with the decreasing active caseload in the country, the active patients are being sustained below 10 lakh since September 22.

“More than 76 per cent of the active cases are concentrated in 10 States which includes Maharashtra, Karnataka , Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Telangana,” it said.

Meanwhile, the continuous upward trajectory of India’s recovery rate has touched 83.33 per cent today, with 86,428 patients recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours in the country.

The total recovered cases stand at 51,87,825. The sustained high level of recoveries have led to further widening of the gap between active and recovered cases and has crossed 42 lakh mark, the ministry noted.

“Following the TEST, TRACK, TRACE, TREAT, TECHNOLOGY strategy, States and UTs are registering speedy recoveries,” it added.

Ten states and UTs contribute 78 per cent of the total recovered cases. Out of these, Maharashtra leads the tally with more than 10,00,000 recoveries followed by Andhra Pradesh with more than 6,00,000 cases, according to the data.

The ministry further said, the number of new confirmed cases stands at 80,472 in the country, adding that, 76 per cent of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs.

“Maharashtra has contributed the maximum to the new cases with nearly 15,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 10,000 cases,” it said.

More than 1,170 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours in the country, the ministry said.

“Of these, nearly 85 per cent concentrated in 10 State and UTs of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh,” it added.

-RJV