Trend of continuous decline in active cases sustained over five weeks
GN Bureau | November 7, 2020
India’s daily new recoveries have been exceeding the daily new cases for more than a month now, even as some states have witnessed a spike in Covid-19 infections ahead of the annual festival season.
In contrast to 50,356 new reported cases, 53,920 cases have recovered in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, the health ministry said in a bulletin. This trend has been observed for the last five weeks. This also played a pivotal role in pushing down the active caseload which is presently pegged at 5.16 lakh.
The last five weeks has seen a continuous decline in average daily new cases. The average daily new cases have declined to 46,000 cases from more than 73,000 average daily new cases in the first week of October.
The number of active cases, on a sustained decline as a result of the above-mentioned trend, stands at 5,16,632 on Saturday. This figure translates to only 6.11% of India’s total positive cases.
The total recovered cases stand at 78,19,886 which has pushed the national Recovery Rate to 92.41%. The gap between recovered cases and active cases stands at 73,03,254.
About 79% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. Maharashtra continues to have the maximum number of single day recoveries – 11,060 recoveries have pushed up the state’s total recoveries to 15,62,342.
In keeping with the national trend, 18 states/UTs have been reporting a higher recovery rate than the national average.
Some 77% of the new cases are from 10 states and UTs.
Among the states witnessing a rise in new cases, Delhi has overtaken Maharashtra and Kerala to report 7,178 cases in the 24 hours to Saturday morning. Kerala has recorded 7,002 new cases in this period. Maharashtra reported 6,870 new cases on Friday.
During the same period, 577 case fatalities have been reported. Of these, ten states/UTs account for nearly 83%. More than 27.9% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (161 deaths). Delhi and West Bengal follows with 64 and 55 new deaths respectively.
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