The number of new cases reported in the last 24 hours was the lowest since July 28

India reported less than 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest infections reported in a single day in three months, once again confirming India’s downward trend in reporting fresh cases. The percentage of the active cases has also fallen below 10 per cent.

The data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed that India, in the past 24 hours, reported 46,790 cases, the lowest since July 28 when 47,703 cases were reported in a day.

“With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues,” the ministry said in a statement.

In the past 24 hours, 587 fatalities were reported. Out of the new cases, the highest number of cases were reported from Maharashtra which reported 5984 cases and 125 deaths. While Kerala reported 5,022 cases and 21 deaths, Karnataka reported 5018 cases and 64 new deaths.

India has also been able to keep the percentage of active cases below 10 per cent. The percentage of the active cases have been recorded at 9.85 per cent as active cases remain below 8 lakhs at 7,48,538.

“This is the result of collaborative, focussed and effective action by States/UTs under the Centre's strategy of comprehensive and high countrywide testing, prompt and effective surveillance and tracking, quick hospitalization and effective adherence of the Standard Treatment Protocol issued by the Union Government. This success also owes to the selfless service and dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other COVID-19 warriors across all parts of the country,” the ministry said in the statement.

With this, the daily average recoveries continue to surpass the daily average reported cases. In the past 24 hours, India has reported a total of 69,720 recoveries taking the total number of recoveries to 67,33,328. The rate of recoveries further grew to 88.63 per cent.

Of the total recoveries, the highest number of recoveries were reported in Maharashtra which reported a total of 15,069 recoveries in the past 24 hours. It was followed by 8,004 of Karnataka and 7,469 of Kerala.

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh also reported over 4,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours. West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh reported over 3,000 recoveries while Delhi and Odisha reported over 2,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

India has so far reported 75,97,063 cases out of which around 1,15,197 people have lost their lives.