India records steady decline in daily COVID-19 deaths

at 1:28 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): India has been reporting a steady decline in daily coronavirus deaths, with less than 300 new fatalities recorded since last 12 days, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

A total of 264 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall COVID-19 death toll to 1,50,114 in the country.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Health said, “Effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardized clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels.

It added that, the effective implementation by the State and UT governments has resulted in early identification, prompt isolation and timely clinical management of the hospitalized cases.

The ministry also said that, only one new death per million population was reported in India in the last 7 days. This new achievement is a testament of effective COVID-19 management and response policy of the Central Government.

Meanwhile, the trajectory of contraction in India’s total active COVID-19 cases continues unabated. At present, the active caseload in the country stands at 2,27,546 and the share of active cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk below 2.2 per cent.

The ministry further informed that the daily recoveries exceeding the daily new cases have ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload. “A net decline of 3,490 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours and 21,314 new recoveries were registered during the same period,” it added.

Furthermore, the cumulative recoveries in India has moved close to 1 crore-mark and stand at 99,97,272. With this, the national recovery rate improved to 96.36 per cent in India.

As many as 76.48 per cent of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States and UTs. With 4,922 COVID-19 recoveries, Kerala recorded the maximum number. Maharashtra registered 2,828 recoveries, while Chhattisgarh reported 1,651 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Apart from this, 73.48 per cent of the 264 new COVID-19 fatalities that were reported in the past 24 hours are from ten States and Union territories, the statement said.

“24.24 per cent of new fatalities are from Maharashtra which reported 64 deaths followed by Chhattisgarh with 25 deaths and Kerala with 24 new deaths,” it added.

-RJV