Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the active caseload of coronavirus infection in the country dropped below 6 lakh for the first time in almost three months and covered only 7.35 percent of the total cases, with India achieving a significant milestone in its fight against COVID19.
To date, there are 5,94,386 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country. The active caseload on August 6 was 5.95 lakhs.
The ministry said, “Currently active cases comprise only 7.35 percent of the total positive cases in the country, which are 5,94,386. This is causing a decline to increase steadily.”
The trajectory of active cases in various states and union territories indicates their efforts and gradual progress in their fight against the global epidemic. India has also maintained its high number of 73,73,375 people after recovering.
The ministry said, “India remains at the top position with the most recovered cases globally. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is steadily increasing and to date is 6,778,989.”
According to the updated data at 8 am, a total of 57,386 patients were recovered and discharged in 24-hour intervals, while 48,648 new infections occurred in the same period. The national recovery rate has increased to 91.15 percent.
The ministry said that 80 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.
The ministry said, “In another line of achievements, 35 states and union territories have surpassed the number of tests. The national average test per day per 8 million population is 844. Delhi and Kerala figure over 3,000.”
India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 80,88,851 with 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.