India’s active COVID-19 cases below 7 lakh for second day

New Delhi (NVI): The active cases are less than 7 lakh for the second consecutive day in India and stand at 6,80,680. The active cases now comprise only 8.71 per cent of the total positive cases of the country, Union Health Ministry said.

India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. This is a result of the successful TEST, TREAT, and TRACK strategy of the Union government implemented by the States and UTs, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

“The change in the active cases across the states and Union Territories has been varied, indicating different stages in their fight against the global pandemic,” it added.

Moreover, the declining trend of the active cases is complemented by the unbroken rising number of recovered cases. The total recovered cases have crossed the 70 lakh mark and stand at 70,16,046. With this, the national recovery rate has further improved to 89.78 per cent.

“A total of 67,549 coronavirus patients have recovered and discharged in a day while 53,370 new infections were reported during the same period,” it highlighted.

The ministry also said 61 per cent of the total recovered cases are from 6 States and UTs which includes Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

“Ten states and Union Territories observed concentrated 77 per cent of the new recovered cases in the country and Maharashtra has contributed the maximum with more than 13,000 single day recovery,” according to the health ministry data.

In the last 24 hours, 53,370 new confirmed cases were recorded, 80 per cent of which are from 10 States and UTs, the ministry said.

“Out of these, Kerala reported the maximum addition with more than 8,000 cases followed by Maharashtra with over 7,000 cases,” it added

So far, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has surged to 78,14,682. The death toll due to the contagion disease has increased to 1,17,956 with 650 new deaths.