New Delhi (NVI): India has reported significant decline in daily coronavirus deaths, with less than 170 fatalities in the past 24 hours, after 229 days, according to Union Health Ministry.
As many as 161 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,51,160.
In a official statement, Health Ministry said, “India has also been registering declining daily COVID-19 cases since many days continuously, a total of 16,311 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.”
It added that the decline in new cases and high rate of recovery had in tandem resulted in continuous fall in the country’s active caseload on a sustained basis.
The country’s total active caseload has fallen to 2.25 lakh and stands that 2,22,526. The present active caseload consists of just 2.13 per cent of India’s total positive cases.
In the last 24 hours, 16,959 cases have recovered and discharged and total recovered cases stand at 10,092,909. This has led to a net decline of 809 from the total active caseload, the statement said.
Moreover, the gap between recovered cases and active cases, which is steadily increasing, is nearing 99 lakhs and presently stands at 98,70,383. With this, the recovery rate is improved to 96.43 per cent today.
About 78.56 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and Union Territories. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,659 cases, while 2,302 people recovered in Maharashtra followed by 962 in Chhattisgarh, the statement noted.
As many as 80.25 per cent of the new cases are concentrated in 9 States and UTs. Kerala has reported the highest daily new cases at 4,545, followed by Maharashtra with 3,558 new cases.
Furthermore, 161 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours and six States and UTs account for 69.57 per cent of the daily deaths, the ministry said.
Out of these, Maharashtra saw the maximum fatalities (34). Kerala and West Bengal follow with 23 and 19 daily deaths, respectively, it added.