In fight against COVID-19, India scales a landmark peak recording less than 16,500 daily new cases
Maharashtra reported the highest single-day recoveries at 4,501 followed by Kerala with 4,172 new recoveries
India surpassed a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic on Tuesday with the country recording less than 16,500 daily new cases in the last 24 hours after 187 days.
The number of new cases, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was 16,432; the daily new cases were 16,922 on June 25.
“With a sustained, pro-active, and calibrated strategy based on ‘whole of government’ and the whole of society’ approach, India has surpassed a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic today. The daily new cases have touched a new low today,” said a statement by the ministry.
Further, the ministry noted that India’s active caseload has fallen to 2,68,581. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further compressed to 2.63 percent of the cumulative caseload.
A net decline of 8,720 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours.
Of the 16,432 active cases in the last 24 hours, 78.16 percent of the new cases are concentrated in 10 states and Union Territories (UTs).
Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 3,047 in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,498 new cases while Chhattisgarh reported 1,188 new cases.
About the recoveries, the ministry noted that the cumulative recoveries are inching closer to 1 Crore. The total recovered cases have crossed 98 lakhs (98,07,569) which translates to a Recovery Rate of 95.92 percent.
“The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 95,38,988,” the statement read.
In the past 24 hours, 24,900 cases have recovered and 77.66 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,501 recoveries followed by Kerala with 4,172 new recoveries. Chhattisgarh recorded another 1,901 daily recoveries.
Meanwhile, of the 252 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, 10 states and UTs account for 77.38 per cent.
According to the ministry, 19.84 percent of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra which reported 50 deaths. West Bengal and Chhattisgarh follow with 27 and 26 new deaths, respectively.