Covid-19 Update: Daily Positivity Rate sustained below 5%
GN Bureau | October 22, 2020
India’s trend of steadily decreasing active cases continues unabated. The number of Active Cases has remained below 10% of the total cases for the last three days, suggesting only one in 10 cases is active Covid-19 patient.
The active cases comprise merely 9.29% of the total positive cases of the country, standing at 7,15,812, the health ministry said in a release on Thursday.
Registering another milestone, the daily Positivity Rate has also been maintained to less than 5% over the past three days indicating that the spread of infection is being effectively contained through focussed strategies and actions of the centre and the states/UTs. On Thursday, the daily Positivity Rate was reported to be 3.8%.
The decrease in the daily positivity rate is simultaneously mapped by the falling active cases, which continue to be under 7.5 lakh on Thursday (7,15,812).
The total recovered cases are close to 69 lakhs (68,74,518). The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 61,58,706.
As many as 79,415 patients have recovered and discharged in the 24 hours to Thursday morning whereas the new confirmed cases are 55,839. The national Recovery Rate has progressed to 89.20%.
About 81% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra has contributed more than 23,000 to the single day recovery.
During these 24 hours, 55,839 new confirmed cases were recorded. About 78% of these are from 10 states and UTs. Maharashtra and Kerala are still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 8,000 cases each followed by Karnataka with more than 5,000 cases.
As many as 702 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 82% are concentrated in ten states/UTs. More than 25% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (180 deaths).
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