India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID. With cumulative recovery of over 90 lakh people so far, the recovery rate has further improved to 94.20 per cent. The number of daily recoveries also continue to outnumber the new daily cases, taking the total recovered cases in the country at around 22 times the number of active cases. The new daily positive cases have been below the 50 thousand mark for 27 consecutive days. In the last 24 hours, nearly 36 thousand 500 new confirmed cases were reported while nearly 43 thousand people recovered successfully in the same time span.
The active caseload of the country has witnessed further reduction and has reached below 4.5 per cent. The total active cases in the country today stands at four lakh 16 thousand 82 which comprises merely 4.35 per cent of the total reported cases.
The Health Ministry has informed that nearly 75 percent of the new covid cases are concentrated in 10 states and Union territories of Delhi, Maharashtra , Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan among others. It said that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country.
The Health Ministry has said that this has also led to a commensurate dip in the fatality rate which stands at 1.45 per cent. It informed that 540 case fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours.