India’s sustained decline of active Covid-19 caseload continues, drops below 3.6 lakh


New Delhi: India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path, the total active caseload has dropped below 3.6 lakh (3,59,819) on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases and a low number of fatalities per day which have ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload.

India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.66 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. The new recoveries of 33,494 in the last 24 hours have led to a net decline of 3,930 in the total active cases.

The rolling average for the past week shows the sustained decline in the daily cases for the six most affected states.

The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered since the last 15 days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 30,006. While 33,494 cases recovered and discharged during the same duration.

The rising recoveries have also improved pushing the recovery rate to 94.89 per cent today.

The total recovered cases stand at 93,24,328. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is increasing and presently stands at 89,64,509. 74.46 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,748 newly recovered cases. 2,873 people recovered in West Bengal followed by 2,774 in Maharashtra. 74.16 per cent of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs.

Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 4,642. It is followed by Maharashtra with 4,268 new cases. West Bengal recorded 2,753 new cases.

Ten States/UTs account for 78.05 per cent of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (87). Delhi and West Bengal follow with 60 and 50 daily deaths, respectively.

There is a steady decline in daily deaths from the past many days. For the last seven days, daily deaths have been below the 500-mark. (ANI)