India’s active COVID-19 cases below 9 lakh after a month

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s active coronavirus cases has fallen below the 9-lakh mark for the first time after a month and stands at 8,93,592 in the country, Union Health Ministry said.

 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said, “After a month, for the first time, active cases fall below the 9-lakh mark. India registered 8.93 lakh active cases today after registering 8.97 lakh on September 9.

At present, the active cases stand at 8,93,592 and comprise merely 12.94 per cent of the total positive cases of the country demonstrating a steady falling percentage of the total cases, it added.

The ministry said that the declining trend of the percentage active cases is commensurately supported by rising percentage of recovered cases.

Meanwhile, 78,365 people have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recovered cases to 59,06,069.

“The gap between recovered cases and active cases has crossed 50 lakh (50,12,477), the ministry said, adding that, with increasing number of recoveries, this gap is continuously widening.

Also, higher number of recoveries has aided the national recovery rate to further improve to 85.52 per cent in the country.

Moreover, the new recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for three continuous weeks, unabated. The new cases during these three weeks have displayed a steady trend of decline, the ministry said.

“This is the result of collaborative action by States/UTs under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking, quick hospitalization and adherence to the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardised quality of medical care across all hospitals and home isolations,” it added.

Around 75 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs which includes Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh.

Maharashtra alone has contributed the maximum with more than 15,000 single day recovery.

Furthermore, over 960 case fatalities have been reported across the country in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

“Of these, nearly 82 per are concentrated in ten States and UT and more than 37 per of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra,” it added.

-RJV