Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry said on Thursday, India has crossed an important milestone in its fight against the coroners, surpassing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96 per cent.
The ministry said, “The total number of cases registered has crossed 98.6 lakh (98,60,280). The gap between globally active cases and recoveries is steadily increasing and stands at 96,02,624.”
Also, there has been a decline of 2.57 lakh inactive cases. The total positive cases in the country are 2,57,656 and now comprise only 2.51 per cent of the total cases.
“With the greater number of COVID patients continuing to recover each day and with a steady decline in mortality, India’s continuing trend of filing active cases continues,” the ministry said.
A total of 21,822 new confirmed cases were reported in the country in a 24-hour period, while 26,139 new recoveries were recorded in the same period. This led to a net decline of 4,616 cases from total active caseloads, the ministry underlined.
Of the newly recovered cases, 77.99 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and union territories.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of one-day recoveries with 5,707 newly recovered cases, 4,913 people recovered in Maharashtra followed by 1,588 in Chhattisgarh.
Kerala has the highest number of daily new cases reported at 6,268. This is followed by 3,537 new cases in Maharashtra.
Apart from this, 299 cases have been fatal in a 24-hour period with ten states and union territories, of which 80.60 per cent.
Maharashtra reported maximum casualties with 90 new people. Both Kerala and West Bengal go on with 28 daily deaths.
The number of COVID-19 caseloads in India increased to 1,02,66,674, with 21,822 new infections reported in a day, while the death toll rose to 1,48,738 with 299 new deaths, shown at 8 am.