COVID-19 update: Active caseload at 3.34%, recoveries surpass new cases
India has recorded less than 40,000 daily new cases since the last 17 days
The daily average of recoveries continued to surpass the new reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing down further the active caseload of the country. It now stands at 3.34 per cent of the total positive cases with less than 30,000 cases being reported in the past 24 hours.
Around 33,813 recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours against the 26,382 new cases in the same period of time, “ensuring a net decline of 7,818 cases in the Active Caseload,” the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggested.
It brought down the active caseload to 3,32,002. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 3.34 per cent, the data suggested.
India has recorded less than 40,000 daily new cases since the last 17 days, the ministry said.
The new recoveries took the total number of recoveries to 94,56,449 and the recovery rate to 95.21 per cent.
Of the new recoveries, the maximum number was reported from Kerala with 5,066 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 4,395 of Maharashtra and 2,965 of West Bengal.
Chhattisgarh and National Capital Delhi also reported over 2,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Karnataka also reported close to 2,000 recoveries each. Madhya Pradesh also reported a total of 1,347 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Apart from that, the number of new cases per million population in India in the last seven days is one of the lowest in the world at 147. Similarly, new deaths per million population in India in the last seven days is at 2, also one of the lowest in the world, the ministry said in a statement.
India reported a total of 26,382 new cases and 387 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum was reported from Kerala with 5,218 cases and 33 deaths followed by 3,442 cases and 70 deaths of Maharashtra.
West Bengal also reported a total of 2,289 cases and 45 deaths in the past 24 hours while Delhi reported 1,617 cases and 41 deaths in the period of time.
So far, India reported a total of 99,32,547 cases including 1,44,096 deaths due to COVID-19.