COVID-19 Update: Actives cases remain below 7.5 lakh, recovery rate approaches 89%
Interestingly, Karnataka surpassed Maharashtra in the highest number of single day recoveries across India
Active cases of COVID-19 remained below 7.5 lakhs for the second consecutive day as the daily recoveries continued to surpass the daily reported cases of the disease. The recovery rate is approaching 89 per cent.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the active cases in the country have fallen down to 7,40,090 which is less than 10 per cent of the total reported cases of COVID-19.
India’s daily recoveries continue to surpass daily reported cases. In the past 24 hours, around 61,775 recoveries were reported taking the total number of recoveries to 67,95,103. The recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent.
Out of the new recovered cases, most of the cases were reported from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Rajasthan.
Interestingly, Karnataka surpassed Maharashtra in the highest number of single day recoveries across India. It reported around 8,500 recoveries while Maharashtra reported 7,429 recoveries. Kerala also reported 7,375 recoveries and Andhra Pradesh reported 5,144 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Similarly, Tamil Nadu reported 4,403 recoveries while West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh reported over 3,000 recoveries each. Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Rajasthan reported over 2,000 recoveries.
The Ministry in a statement said, “Successful implementation of TEST, TRACK and TREAT strategy along with timely and appropriate treatment has led to the consistent slide in the Fatality Rate. The national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen to 1.51% today. The Centre has advised States/UTs to aim at bringing down the CFR to below 1%. Presently 14 States/UTs are reporting Case Fatality Rate less than 1%.”
India reported 54,044 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Around 717 deaths were also reported in the same period of time. Maharashtra reported the highest, 8,151 cases and 213 deaths while Kerala reported 6,591 cases and 24 deaths.
Karnataka reported 6,297 cases and 66 deaths and West Bengal reported 4,029 cases and 61 deaths. National Capital Delhi became one of the top five contributing states and reported around 3,579 cases and 41 deaths.
India has so far reported 76,51,107 cases and around 1,15,914 people have lost their lives.