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COVID-19: Active cases only 13.75% of total caseload

COVID-19 caseload

India has a total of 9,19,023 active cases of Covid-19 which constitutes “merely” 13.75 per cent of the total caseload as on date, the Union health ministry said recently. The Ministry said the country continues to report a steadily declining trend of percentage of active cases.

As per the official data, so far 56,62,490 people have recovered from the disease in the country.

“The declining trend of the percentage of active cases is commensurately supported by the rising percentage of recovered cases,” the ministry was quoted saying by a PTI report.

Higher number of recoveries has aided the national recovery rate to further improve to 84.70 per cent, the ministry said. A total of 75,787 people have recovered from Covid-19 and discharged in a span of 24 hours whereas 61,267 new infections were reported during the same period, according to the data updated at 8 am.

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The new recoveries have exceeded the new confirmed cases in 25 states and UTs, the ministry highlighted.

Seventy-four per cent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states and UTs — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, the ministry said. Maharashtra alone has contributed the maximum with nearly 13,000 single-day recoveries.

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