India records lowest new cases in three months

Total active cases 6.25 lakh, lowest in 11 weeks

GN Bureau | October 27, 2020


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After a scare in September with the number of daily fresh cases inching above 90,000, India seems to have gone down the peak, with several key parameters giving cause for relief just in time for the annual festive season. The new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning have fallen below 36,500 (36,470) – the number is lower than 34,884 on July 18.

With a high number of Covid patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues. In another achievement, the active cases have drastically declined to 6.25 lakh. The total positive cases of the country are 6,25,857 and now comprise merely 7.88% of the total cases, the health ministry said in a release.

“These encouraging outcomes are the result of a collaborative, focussed and effective implementation by states/UTs under the centre's strategy of comprehensive and consistently high countrywide testing, prompt and effective surveillance and tracking, quick hospitalization and effective adherence of the Standard Treatment Protocol issued by the union government. This success also owes to the selfless service and dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other COVID-19 warriors across all parts of the country,” the release said.

As many as 35% of the total Active Cases in the country today are being reported from only 18 districts.

The slide in active cases is supplemented by an exponential rise in the recoveries. The total recovered cases have crossed 72 lakhs (72,01,070). This has widened the gap between active cases and recovered cases and stands at 65,75,213.

As many as 63,842 patients have recovered and discharged in the 24 hours. The national Recovery Rate has further grown to 90.62%.

About 78% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra is leading with more than 9,000 single day recoveries followed by Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries.

Also, 76% of the new confirmed cases are from 10 states and UTs. Kerala and West Bengal have contributed the maximum to the new cases with more than 4,000 cases each. Maharashtra, Karnataka follow with more than 3,000 new cases.

Meanwhile, 488 case fatalities have been reported in the 24 hours. Of these, nearly 80% are concentrated in ten states/UTs. The deaths are below 500 for second consecutive day. Maharashtra has reported the maximum single day deaths (84 deaths).

India’s case Fatality Rate stands at 1.50%. [Read more on that here.]

 

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