Covid-19: Only 8.5% of total caseload active in India

Covid-19 caseload

India has now a total of 6,68,154 active covid-19 cases, which accounts for 8.50 percent of the total caseload, the Union Ministry of Health said. With a total of 70,78,123 people having recuperated from Covid-19, the national recovery rate for the disease has touched 90 per cent, it said.


A total of 62,077 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours as against 50,129 new cases of the infection reported in the same period. This achievement is matched by the downward spiral fall in the number of active Covid-19 cases, which was maintained below the seven-lakh mark for the third successive day, it added.

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“The total recoveries exceed active cases by 64,09,969 as on date,” it said. Less than 1,000 deaths have been continuously reported for the last one week. The figure is below the 1,100-mark since October 2, the ministry highlighted.


There are “merely” 6,68,154 active Covid-19 cases in the country as on date, which accounts for 8.50 per cent of the total caseload, it said. Seventy-five per cent of the new recoveries were observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union territories — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra leads the tally with more than 10,000 single-day recoveries.

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