Around 16 states and union territories have their rate of cases per million population below the national average

For the sixth day in a row, India has been able to keep the active cases of COVID-19 under 6 lakh. The recovery rate in India has crossed the all-time high of 92 per cent mark in the past 24 hours as recoveries continued to surpass new reported cases.

The data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows that the number of active cases in the country has further fallen to 5,33,787 cases which accounts for 6.42 per cent of the total positive cases in the country.

According to the data, around 16 states and union territories have their rate of cases per million population below the national average. The national stands at 6,025.

The states and UTs which have their rate below the national average are Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Nagaland, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Assam.

“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.

The daily average of recoveries continues to surpass the daily average of new reported cases which has taken the recovery rate in the country to an all-time high of 92.09 per cent.

In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 53,357 recoveries. With this, the total recoveries grew further to reach 76,56,478.

Of the new recoveries, the maximum number of recoveries were recorded in Kerala with 8,802 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 7,140 of Karnataka and 6,973 of Maharashtra.West Bengal also reported 4,058 recoveries in the past one day. Andhra Pradesh and Delhi reported over 3,000 recoveries each while Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported over 2,000 recoveries each. Chhattisgarh and Odisha also reported over 1,000 recoveries each.

India conducted around 12,09,609 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 46,253 were found to be positive for COVID-19. Around 514 people lost their lives in the past one day.

The highest number of cases were reported from Kerala with 6,862 cases and 26 new deaths. National Capital Delhi reported a record breaking 6,725 cases and 48 deaths.

Maharashtra also reported 4,909 cases and 120 deaths while West Bengal reported a total of 3,981 cases and 56 deaths in the past 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh also reported 2,849 cases and 15 deaths.

With this, the number of total positive cases in the country rose to 83,13,876 out of which 1,23,611 people have lost their lives.