COVID-19 Update: India records over 85,000 recoveries, active cases hover below 10 lakhs
India has also increased its testing capacity. A total of 14,23,052 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past one day
With over 85,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours, the total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in India has moved closer to 53 lakhs. Amid this, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has claimed that the active cases have been hovering below 10 lakh for the past 10 days.
The ministry in a statement has said, “India has sustained its trend of maintaining the active cases below the 10 lakh mark. For the 10th successive day, the active cases are less than 1 million”.
The active cases in the country stand at 9,40,705 as per the latest data released by the ministry.
According to the data released by the ministry, around 85,376 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours in the country taking the total to 52,73,201. With this, the recovery rate stands at 83.53 per cent.
India has also increased its testing capacity. A total of 14,23,052 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past one day.
The data suggests that, out of the total recovered cases, around 77 per cent come from 10 states and union territories of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Telangana.
The data also suggests that around 86,821 new cases of COVID-19 infections were reported in the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 1,181 deaths were also reported in the country.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases with 18,317 people reported positive in the past. Around 481 people lost their lives in the state in the past 24 hours.
It was followed by 8,856 fresh cases and 87 new deaths of Karnataka. Kerala also reported 8,830 fresh cases and 23 deaths. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh reported 6,133 cases and 48 new deaths and Tamil Nadu reported 5,659 cases and 67 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
National capital Delhi also reported 3,390 new cases and 41 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
So far, the total number of cases has crossed the 63-lakh mark with 63,12,584 total cases. Around 98,678 people have lost their lives.