Around 70,338 recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours; new cases were below 64,000

For the second straight week, India has been able to keep the death rate lower than 2 per cent. At 1.52 per cent, the death rate is currently the lowest since March as the new recoveries continue to surpass new reported COVID-19 cases.

The data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggests that the death rate in India is 81 per one million. The data says that India has been able to keep the daily deaths from COVID-19 below 1,100 since October 2. Around 1,181 deaths were reported on October 1 while around 895 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry’s data, around 22 states have demonstrated good results. Releasing the data, the ministry said, “As part of the COVID management and response policy, there has been a sharp focus of the Central Government on not only containing spread of COVID, but to reduce deaths and to save lives by providing quality clinical care to the critical and severe patients of COVID. Collaborative efforts of the Union and State/UT governments have resulted in strengthening of the health facilities across the country.”

The data suggested that there are around 2,212 Dedicated COVID Hospitals providing quality medical care. Apart from that, the government is also conducting tele-sessions by experts and medical professionals. The government has so far organised 23 such sessions.

Meanwhile, India’s daily recoveries continued to surpass new recovered cases. Around 70,338 recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours while less than 64,000 new cases were reported during the same period. With this, the total recoveries reached 64,53,779 taking the recovery rate to 87.56 per cent.

Maximum number of recoveries were reported from the ten states. Maharashtra reported 13,714 recoveries followed by 8,841 of Karnataka and 7,082 of Kerala. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu each reported over 5,000 recoveries. Similarly, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal reported over 3,000 recoveries each. Odisha, Delhi and Chhattisgarh reported over 2,000 recoveries.

On the other hand, around 63,371 new cases and 895 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 10,226 new cases and 337 new deaths, highest across India.

Karnataka also reported 8,477 cases and 85 deaths while Kerala reported 7,789 cases and 23 deaths in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu reported 4,410 cases and 49 deaths. Andhra Pradesh also reported 4,038 cases and 38 new deaths.

As the winter season is set to arrive in North India, the National Capital Delhi also reported 3,483 cases and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours.

So far, India has reported a total of 73,70,468 cases out of which 1,12,161 people have lost their lives.