India reports less than 20,000 daily Covid cases in last 7 days

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India's COVID-19 tally surge to 96.77 lakh, death toll at 1.40 lakh
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New Delhi (NVI): The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s daily new coronavirus cases continues, as the country recorded less than 20,000 daily cases since the last 7 days, Union Health Ministry said.

In the last 24 hours, only 16,946 persons were found to be infected with COVID-19 in India.

During the same period, the country also registered 17,652 new recoveries ensuring a net decline of 904 cases in the active caseload, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

“Daily deaths in India are also on a sustained decline, with less than 300 daily deaths have been registered for the last 20 days. At present, the country’s case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent,” it added.

In addition, 22 States and Union Territories have cases fatality rate less than the national average.

Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 caseload of the country stands at 2,13,603. The share of active cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk to 2.03 per cent, the ministry said.

As many as 25 States and UTs have less than 5,000 active cases. The country’s total recoveries stand at 10,146,763. With this, the recovery rate has also increased to 96.52 per cent.

82.67 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,158 cases, while 3,009 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 930 in Chhattisgarh.

About 76.45 per cent of the new cases are from seven States and UTs. Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,004, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka with 3,556 and 746 new cases, respectively.

Furthermore, 198 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.

Out of these, six States and UTs account for 75.76 per cent of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (70). Kerala and West Bengal follow with 26 and 18 daily deaths, respectively.