COVID-19 Update: Recoveries outnumber new cases for 37th day straight
The new daily cases have been seeing a downward trend since October 15 when the single day cases stood at 67,708
For the 37th day straight, India’s daily recoveries outnumbered the daily reported cases of COVID-19. With this, the caseload of active cases in the country is also declining day by day.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday morning, India in the past 24 hours reported 49,082 recoveries taking the total number of recoveries to 78,68,968.
“The Recovery Rate of 92.49% is a reflection of the 78,68,968 recovered cases. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases presently stands at 73,56,303. This gap has been steadily increasing,” the ministry said in a statement.
With this, the active cases in the country remain at 5,12,665, which accounts to 6.03 per cent of the total positive cases. The recovery rate, in addition, has grown to 94.49 per cent.
“This trend has been observed for the 37th day today. This has played a pivotal role in pushing down the active caseload which is 5.12 lakhs,” the ministry said.
Apart from that, the new daily cases have been seeing a downward trend since October 15 when the single day cases stood at 67,708 which saw its lowest during the period on October 27 when the single day cases stood at 36,470.
Of the new recoveries, the highest were reported from Kerala with 7,120 recoveries followed by 6,748 of Maharashtra and 6,338 of Delhi. West Bengal also reported 4,339 recoveries.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh each reported over 2,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours while Rajasthan and Odisha reported close to 2,000 recoveries each.
On the other hand, there were 45,674 new cases of COVID-19 and 559 deaths in the past 24 hours.
The highest were reported from Kerala with 7,201 cases and 28 deaths followed by 6,953 cases and 79 deaths of Delhi.
Maharashtra and West Bengal reported 3,959 and 3,928 cases respectively. While Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths at 150, West Bengal reported 58 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Haryana reported over 2,000 cases while cases in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan remained under 2,000.
So far, India has reported a total of 85,07,754 cases including 1,26,121 deaths.