COVID-19 Update: Active cases fall below 4.5%, daily new cases stay under 40,000
India reported a total of 40,726 recoveries in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to a high of 94.11 per cent
India continued to keep its daily cases of COVID-19 below 40,000 while the daily recoveries outnumbered the daily new cases reported for the sixth day straight. The active caseload has now fallen below the 4.5 per cent mark.
In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 40,726 new recoveries against 35,551 new cases of COVID-19, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggested.
“It has led to a net decline of 5,701 cases from the total Active Caseload in the last 24 hours. The new recoveries continue to overtake the daily new cases continuously since the past 6 days,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the active caseload in the country has fallen below the 4.5 per cent mark. The total active cases in the country stand at 4,22,943, accounting for 4.44 per cent of the total positive cases in the country.
“The trend of more daily recoveries than the daily cases has led to a continuous contraction of India’s Active Caseload,” the ministry said in the statement.
The active caseload was 4,26,167 on July 23 which increased to 6,97,330 in August. It further rose to and touched the highest in September when 10,03,299 cases were active in the country. The active caseload reduced to 6,25,857 in October which further declined to 4,28,644 yesterday and today it stands at 4,22,943.
India reported a total of 40,726 recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recovered cases to 89,73,373 and the recovery rate to a high of 94.11 per cent.
“The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 85,50,430. 77.64% of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States/UTs,” the ministry said.
Of the total recoveries, the highest number of recoveries were reported from Kerala with 5,924 followed by 5,329 of Delhi and 3,796 of Maharashtra in the past 24 hours.
West Bengal and Rajasthan reported over 3,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours while Haryana and Uttar Pradesh each reported over 2,000 recoveries. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat reported nearly 2,000 recoveries each and Tamil Nadu reported a total of 1,398 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Kerala reported the highest number of cases at 6,316; the state saw 28 deaths.
Delhi reported 3,944 cases and 82 deaths in the past 24 hours followed by 3,350 of Maharashtra. Maharashtra reported a total of 111 deaths, the highest in the country in the past 24 hours.
The total number of cases in India crossed the 95-lakh mark to reach 95,34,964 cases including 1,38,648 deaths.