Covid-19: Fresh recoveries remain more than new cases for over a month

Trend of continuous decline in active cases sustained over five weeks

GN Bureau | November 7, 2020


#testing   #helth ministry   #healthcare   #Novel Coronavirus   #Covid-19   #recovery  


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.                                                                                                           
 

Comments

 

Other News

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B

Interim Budget and frontier technology: Sab ka Vikas, Sab ki Technology

The world is at the cusp of a revolution based on Industry 4.0 and green technologies, including AI, big data, IoT, EVs, solar power, etc., which offer developing countries the opportunity to leapfrog into economic prosperity. However, India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) still stands at a mea

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter