At 3.03 lakhs, India’s active COVID-19 cases lowest after 161 days
The active caseload had touched a high of 10,13,964 during September before gradually coming down from October onwards
The active caseload of COVID-19 in India has dropped to almost 3.03 lakhs, the lowest after 161 days as recoveries continue to surpass the new reported cases on a daily basis.
According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday morning, the active caseload in the country has fallen to 3,03,639 amounting to 3.02 per cent of the total positive cases in the country.
The active cases in the country are the lowest after 161 days since July 13, when the active cases in the country were 3,01,609.
“India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.02% of India’s Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 1,705 in the Total Active cases,” the ministry said in a statement.
The active caseload had touched 7,07,267 in August which further increased to a highest of 10,13,964 during September; it fell to 8,38,729 in October.
Amid this, India continues to report more recoveries than the new cases. In the past 24 hours, the country reported a total of 25,709 recoveries against 24,337 new cases.
“The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered since the last 24 days,” the ministry said.
The new recoveries have taken the total number of recoveries to 96,06,111 and the recovery rate to 95.53 per cent. “These are amongst the highest globally. The gap between Recovered Cases and Active Cases is bridging fast and presently stands at 93,02,472,” the report said.
The highest number of recoveries was reported from Kerala with 4,471 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 2,627 of West Bengal and 2,064 of Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh also reported a total of 1,559 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh reported close to 1,500 recoveries in the past 24 hours while Tamil Nadu and Gujarat also reported over 1,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
India also reported a total of 24,337 cases and 333 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum was reported from Kerala with 5,711 cases and 30 deaths followed by 3,811 cases and 98 deaths of Maharashtra.
West Bengal also reported 1,978 cases and 40 deaths while National Capital Delhi also reported 1,091 cases and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours.
So far, the country has reported a total of 1,00,55,560 cases including 1,45, 810 deaths due to COVID-19.