COVID-19 Update: Active cases fall below 4-lakh, lowest after 140 days
The new recoveries have taken the total number of recoveries to 91,39,901 and the recovery rate to 94.45 per cent
The active caseload of COVID-19 in the country has come down to below the 4- lakh mark which happens to be the lowest after 140 days as daily recoveries continue to surpass daily cases for the past 10 days.
In its latest data, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that the active caseload of the country has come down to 3,96,729 which is the lowest after 140 days since July 20 when the active caseload was 3,90,459.
The active caseload had increased to 7,07,267 in August which further increased to a highest of 10,13,964 during September which fell down to 8,38,729 in October.
It came down to 4,03,248 on December 6 and in the past 24 hours came further down to 3,96,729 which is 4.1 per cent of the total number of positive cases.
Amid this, the trend of daily recoveries outnumbering daily average cases has continued for the 10th day straight. While 32,981 new positive cases were found in the country, 39,109 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours.
“The difference of 6,128 between new recoveries and new cases has led to a net decline of 6,519 cases from the total Active Caseload in the last 24 hours. New cases per million population in India recorded in the past seven days are amongst the lowest in the world; the figure for the last seven days is 182,” the ministry said in a statement.
The new recoveries have taken the total number of recoveries to 91,39,901 and the recovery rate to 94.45 per cent.
“The gap between Recovered Cases and Active Cases has crossed 87 lakhs (87,43,172) today. 81.20% of the new recovered cases are from 10 States/UTs,” the ministry said in the statement.
Of the new recoveries, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 7,486 newly recovered cases. Kerala follows with 5,217 new recoveries while Delhi registered 4,622 new recoveries. West Bengal has also reported 3,167 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.
While Rajasthan reported 2818 recoveries, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh each reported close to 2,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu and Gujarat each reported close to 1,500 recoveries each.
On the other hand, the country reported a total of 32,981 new cases and 391 fatalities in the past 24 hours.
The maximum was reported from Kerala with 4,777 cases and 28 deaths followed by Maharashtra with 4,757 cases and 40 deaths. National Capital Delhi reported 2,706 new cases while 69 deaths, the highest in the country, were also reported.
So far, India has reported a total of 96,77,203 cases including 1,40,573 deaths.