India reports less than 7 lakh cases for the second consecutive day
The total recovered cases have crossed the 70 lakh mark
Keeping with the steady decline in active cases, India has today reported less than 7 lakh active cases for the second consecutive day. The recovery rate has further improved to 89.78%.
According to the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the active cases stand at 6,80,680 and comprise only 8.71% of the total positive cases of the country.
The data reveals that new recoveries have exceeded new cases in recent days. A total of 67,549 COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours, as per the health ministry records.
Further, the total recovered cases have crossed the 70 lakh mark and stand at 70,16,046. Maximum recoveries are from Maharashtra with the state reporting 13,000 single day recovery.
India has been conducting a large number of tests in a day and a total of 12,69,479 tests were conducted in the previous day.
“The active cases are on a continuous decline on a daily basis. This is a result of the successful TEST, TREAT, and TRACK strategy of the Union Government implemented by the States/UTs. The change in the active cases across the States and UTs has been varied, indicating different stages in their fight against the global pandemic,” the Ministry said in a statement.
On the other hand, 53,370 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. 80% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala is reporting the maximum addition with more than 8,000 cases followed by Maharashtra with more than 7,000 cases.
The total number of deaths reported in India stands at 1,17,956 with 43,015 deaths in Maharashtra, 10,821 deaths in Karnataka, and 6,544 deaths in Karnataka.