Around 63,842 patients recovered in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 72,01,070

India reported less than 37,000 single day cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the lowest in three months confirming the downward trend of the coronavirus in the country. Active cases have also fallen to almost 6.25 lakh.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data on Tuesday morning, India reported a total of 36,470 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours which is the lowest since July 18 when India reported a total of 34,884 cases in a single day.

The case fatality rate has also declined to 1.50 per cent with India reporting 488 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The maximum number of the new cases were reported from Kerala with 4,287 cases and 20 deaths followed by 4,121 cases and 59 deaths of West Bengal. Maharashtra reported less than 4,000 cases at 3,645 and 84 deaths. Around 3,130 cases and 42 deaths were reported from Karnataka.

National Capital Delhi reported 2,832 cases and 54 deaths in the past 24 hours.

“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.

With this, the rate of active cases also came down to 7.88 per cent. India only has 6,25,857 active cases across the country. Amid this, the recovery rate remains to be high.

Around 63,842 patients recovered in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 72,01,070.

The highest number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra at 9,905 followed by 8,715 of Karnataka and 7,107 of Kerala. Tamil Nadu also reported 4,014 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh reported 3,972 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

West Bengal, Delhi and Chhattisgarh also reported over 3,000 recoveries each while Assam and Uttar Pradesh reported over 2,000 recoveries each.

“These encouraging outcomes are the result of a collaborative, focussed and effective implementation by States/UTs under the Centre's strategy of comprehensive and consistently 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.

India has so far reported 79,46,429 cases out of which around 1,19,502 people have lost their lives.