Covid-19: Recovery rate nears 88%, active cases drop below 8 lakh for 1st time in 1.5 months

Covid-19 pandemic: Over 70,000 patients were recovery in last 24 hours while the new confirmed cases were over 62,000. The fatality rate stands at 1.52%.

Written by October 17, 2020 14:40
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New Delhi: India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against COVID as the active caseload of the country has fallen below 8 lakh after one and a half months. The total positive cases of the country today stood at 7.95 lakh.

They comprise merely 10.70% of the total cases. The active caseload was below the 8 lakh mark last on September 1.The national Recovery Rate has also grown to 87.78%.

With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues. The total recovered cases stand at 65.24 lakh. The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently widening.

Over 70,000 patients were recovery in last 24 hours while the new confirmed cases were over 62,000. The fatality rate stands at 1.52%. These have in tandem resulted in consistent slide in the active cases.

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79% of the new cases are reported from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 11,000 cases followed by Karnataka and Kerala with more than 7,000 cases each.

837 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 82 per cent are concentrated in ten States and UTs.