Less than 30,000 new cases recorded in 24 hours
GN Bureau | December 11, 2020
India’s total active caseload of Covid-19 showed a significant drop on Friday and touched the level of mid-July, as the number of new cases continued to decline.
The active caseload stands at 3,63,749 – the lowest after 146 days. The total active cases were 3,58,692 on July 18. India’s active caseload now consists of just 3.71% of total positive cases.
In the 24 hours to Friday morning, 37,528 patients recovered and were discharged, leading to a net decline of 8,544 from the total active caseload.
India registered less than 30,000 daily new cases in these 24 hours – 29,398.
The number of total recovered cases is inching towards 93 lakh (92,90,834). The gap between Recovered Cases and Active Cases, that is steadily increasing, has crossed 89 lakh and stands at 89,27,085.
The difference in the new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the Recovery Rate, which now is 94.84%.
Meanwhile, the 24-hour period also registered 414 deaths, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,42,186.
As many as 79.90% of the new recovered cases are from 10 states/UTs. Karnataka has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries (5,076), followed by Maharashtra (5,068) and Kerala (4,847).
As for the average of daily recovered cases over the past one week, Maharashtra recorded maximum average daily recovered cases with 6,703 persons, followed by Kerala and Delhi with 5,173 and 4,362 recovered cases, respectively.
Also, 72.39% of the new cases are concentrated in 10 states and UTs. Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 4,470. It is followed by Maharashtra with 3,824 new cases.
As for the 414 case fatalities in the 24 hours, ten States/UTs account for 79.95% of them. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (70). Delhi and West Bengal follow with 61 and 49 daily deaths, respectively.
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