Covid-19 Update: India’s recoveries continue to surpass new cases
The National recovery rate has increased to 92.41 percent with total recovered cases standing at 78,19,886
India stands strong in its fight against Covid-19 as the daily new recoveries have been exceeding the daily new cases for more than a month.
In the past 24 hours, 53,920 recoveries have been reported in contrast to 50,356 new reported cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs.
“This trend has been observed for the last five weeks,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The last five weeks have seen a continuous decline in average daily new cases. The average daily new cases have declined to 46,000 cases from more than 73,000 average daily new cases in the first week of October,” it added.
The ministry further noted that the active cases stand at 5,16,632 as of Saturday which is only 6.11% of India’s total positive cases.
Notably, the national Recovery Rate has increased to 92.41 percent with total recovered cases standing at 78,19,886.
According to the Health Ministry, the gap between Recovered cases and Active cases presently stands at 73,03,254.
Meanwhile, the majority of the recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union Territories.
Of the new recoveries, Maharashtra continues to have the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 11,060 recoveries, followed by 7854 recoveries in Kerala, 6,121 recoveries in Delhi and 4,283 recoveries in West Bengal.
Over 2,000 recoveries were reported each from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh while Rajasthan, Haryana, and Odisha each reported over 1,500 recoveries.
Meanwhile, India recorded 50,356 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and 577 deaths due to COVID-19. The maximum number of cases were reported from Delhi with 7,718 cases, followed by 7,002 cases in Kerala, and 6,870 new cases in Maharashtra.
There are now a total of 84,62,080 Covid cases in India where 1,25,562 people have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease since January 30, when the country reported its first COVID-19 case.