India sustains trend of declining active Covid-19 cases

New Delhi (NVI): India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. For the third day the active cases have dropped below the 6 lakh-mark after nearly three months and currently stands at 5,70,458.

The active cases have dropped to only 6.97 per cent of the total positive cases of the country demonstrating a steady falling percentage of the total cases, as per the Union Health Ministry.

India has reported nearly 47,000 new positive cases of Covid-19 and 470 deaths in the last 24 hours. With new infections, the total number of infected persons in the country has inched towards 82 lakh cases in the country.

The total Covid-19 cases in the country now stand at 81,84,082, while the death toll has climbed to 1,22,111. The total recoveries have surged to 74.91 lakh, taking the national recovery rate to 91.54 per cent while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.49 per cent.

As per the health ministry, 21 states and UTs have deaths per million lower than the national average, while 76 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.

Furthermore, the health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation

More than 15 per cent of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra alone.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state by the virus with 1,24,142 active COVID-19 cases, 15,10,353 recoveries and 43,911 deaths. Kerala has reported 91,297 active cases, 3,40,324 recoveries and 1,484 deaths. Tamil Nadu and Delhi have reported 22,164 and 32,719 COVID-19 active cases respectively.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,98,87,303 samples have been tested up to October 31 with 10,91,239 samples being tested on Saturday.