COVID-19 Update: Daily case positivity rate falls to 3.8%
Amid this, the daily average recoveries are surpassing the daily reported new cases
For the third consecutive day, India has been able to keep the active cases below 10 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases. The daily case positivity rate has further declined to less than 5 per cent.
The data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggests that India has 7,15,812 positive cases which comprise merely 9.29 per cent of the total cases. India’s daily case positivity rate has fallen down to 3.8 per cent. A total of 14,69,984 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
Linking it with the containment of the infections largely, the ministry in a statement said, “Registering another milestone, the daily Positivity Rate has also been maintained to less than 5% over the past three days indicating that the spread of infection is being effectively contained through focussed strategies and actions of the Centre and the States/UTs.”
Amid this, the daily average COVID-19 recoveries are surpassing the daily reported new cases. In the past 24 hours, 79,415 patients recovered taking the total recoveries to 68,74,518.
The maximum number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra which reported 23,371 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 9,289 of Karnataka and 6,839 of Kerala.
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu reported over 4,000 recoveries each while West Bengal, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh reported over 3,000 recoveries each. Similarly, Rajasthan and Odisha reported over 2,000 recoveries each.
India also reported 55,839 cases and 702 deaths in the past 24 hours. Kerala surpassed Maharashtra in highest reported cases with 8,369 cases and 26 deaths in a day while Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths across the country as 180 people died in the past 24 hours. It reported 8,142 cases in the past 24 hours.
Karnataka also reported 5872 cases and 88 deaths while West Bengal reported 4069 cases and 64 deaths in the past 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh and National Capital Delhi each reported over 3,000 cases. Around 47 people lost their lives in Delhi while 27 died in Andhra Pradesh.
So far, India has reported 77,06,946 cases and around 1,16,616 people have lost their lives.