Covid-19: Sustained shedding of active caseload continues

Total tests conducted cross landmark of 14 crore

GN Bureau | November 30, 2020


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The post-Diwali spike in the Covid-19 infection in India is subsiding, with the number coming down by the day along with more recoveries, resulting in a reducing caseload.

In the 24 hours to Monday morning, 38,772 persons were found to be infected with Covid-19, while 45,333 patients recovered, ensuring a net reduction of 6,561 cases from Active Caseload. This has ensured India’s present active caseload of 4,46,952 consists of just 4.74% of India’s Total Positive Cases.

With new recoveries outnumbering new cases, the recovery rate has improved to 93.81%. The total recovered cases stand at 88,47,600. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is steadily increasing, and it stands at 84,00,648 – that is, 19.8 times the active cases.

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest decline in active cases in the past one month. On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan are reporting a rise in the active caseload.

India has crossed a landmark milestone in its fight against Covid, with the total tests having crossed the 14 crore mark. As many as 8,76,173 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours. India has ramped up the per-day testing capacity to 15 lakh.

Ten states/UTs have contributed 78.31% of the new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Kerala reported 5,643 cases in the last 24 hours followed closely by Maharashtra which recorded 5,544 new cases. Delhi reported another 4,906 new cases on Sunday.

Also, 76.94% of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten states/UTs.

With 6,325 persons recovering from Covid, Delhi saw the greatest number of recoveries. Kerala registered another 5,861 daily recoveries while Maharashtra reported 4,362 new recoveries.

As many as 78.56% of the 443 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from ten states/UTs. The national case fatality rate has further dipped to 1.45%. India is one of the countries with the lowest deaths per million population globally (99.4 at present).

Some 19.18% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra which reported 85 deaths. Delhi saw a fatality count of 68 while West Bengal reported 54 new deaths.
 

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