The share of active cases in the total positive cases has also fallen further and now stands at 2.19 per cent

India continues to record a steady decline in the number of daily deaths by Covid-19, with less than 300 daily new deaths being recorded for the last 12 days.

Further, only one new death per million population has been reported in India in the last seven days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, releasing the latest data on Wednesday.

“The effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardized clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels,” a statement issued by the ministry read.

The effective implementation by the State/UT governments has resulted in early identification, prompt isolation, and timely clinical management of the hospitalized cases, it added.

Referring to the trend for deaths per million population, the ministry said this new achievement is a testament to the effective COVID management and response policy of the Central Government.

Meanwhile, the trajectory of reduction in India’s total active Covid-19 cases continues unabated. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,27,546. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk below 2.2 per cent and now stands at 2.19 per cent.

“The daily recoveries exceeding the daily new cases have ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. 21,314 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours. A net decline of 3,490 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours,” the health ministry said.

In the last 24 hours, 18,088 new cases were registered and of which 10 states and Union Territories (UTs) have contributed 79.05 per cent.

Kerala has reported 5,615 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Maharashtra which recorded 3,160 new cases while Chhattisgarh has registered 1,021 new cases yesterday.

About the recoveries, the Health Ministry noted that the cumulative recoveries in India have moved further close to 1 crore and stand at 99,97,272. This has also improved the Recovery Rate to 96.36 per cent.

Of the total recovered cases, 76.48 percent are contributed by 10 states and UTs.

With 4,922 persons recovering from COVID, Kerala has recorded the maximum number of recoveries. Maharashtra has registered another 2,828 daily recoveries while Chhattisgarh has reported 1,651 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 73.48 percent of the 264 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours are from 10 states and UTs. Maharashtra reported 64 deaths. Chhattisgarh also saw a fatality count of 25 while Kerala reported 24 new deaths.

The ministry noted that the total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel Coronavirus first reported in the UK now stands at 71.