India keeps active cases below 5 lakhs for third day, recoveries cross 81-lakh mark
In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 49,079 recoveries, taking the total number to 81,15,580
For the third consecutive day, India has been able to keep the active cases of COVID-19 below the 5-lakh mark. The recoveries surpassed the daily reported cases for the 41st day in a row.
The latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning said that the active cases of India today stand at 4,84,547 which account for 5.55 per cent of the total positive cases.
“This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases which has ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload,” the ministry said in the statement.
With this, the daily new recoveries have surpassed the daily reported cases for the 41st day in a row. In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 49,079 recoveries taking the total number of recoveries to 81,15,580. The recovery rate also stands at 92. 97 per cent.
“The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 76,31,033,” the ministry said.
The highest number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra with 7,809 recoveries in the past 24 hours, followed by 6,462 in Delhi and 6,119 in Kerala. West Bengal also reported a total of 4,453 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Karnataka reported 3,368 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu and Haryana reported over 2,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours. Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan also reported close to 2,000 cases each.
On the other hand, India reported a total of 44,879 cases and 547 deaths in the past 24 hours. Delhi is now the biggest contributor of the cases in India.
The National Capital reported a total of 7,053 cases and 104 deaths in the past 24 hours followed by 5,537 cases and 25 deaths of Kerala. Maharashtra also reported a total of 4,496 cases and 122 deaths in the past 24 hours. West Bengal also reported 3,856 cases and 54 deaths.
With this, the number of total cases in the country has crossed the 87-lakh mark to reach 87,28,795 cases out of which 1,28,668 people have lost their lives.