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BMC Medical staff conducting rapid antigen test at Navjeevan society, Mahim.
BMC Medical staff conducting rapid antigen test at Navjeevan society, Mahim.

COVID-19: Active cases maintained below 10-lakh mark for two weeks, says health

  • The active cases has been maintained below the 10-lakh mark for 14 days unabated
  • The health ministry said that 36% of the deaths reported on Sunday are from Maharashtra (326) followed by Karnataka with 67 fatalities

For straight two weeks, India has maintained a steady trend of recording less than 10 lakh active COVID-19 cases while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 55,86,703, pushing the recovery rate to 84.34%, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

The Centre-led strategies of “test track trace treat technology" have been followed by the State/UT governments, as part of the Whole of Government approach. Early identification of the cases through aggressive and accessible countrywide testing combined with other measures such as prompt and efficient tracking and tracing of the contacts have borne results. The Centre has issued the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardised standard of treatment and cure across various hospitals and health facilities, public and private.

76,737 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 74,442. The new recoveries have exceeded the new cases in the recent days.

"The active cases has been maintained below the 10-lakh mark for 14 days unabated. For two straight weeks today, the active cases are less than 1 million (10 lakhs)," the ministry said.

In total, 76,737 recoveries have been registered in a span of 24 hours in the country whereas 74,442 fresh infections were reported during the same period, health ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

The new recoveries have exceeded new cases in recent days, the ministry said.

"The higher number of single-day recoveries has resulted in sustained increase in the national recovery rate, currently pegged at 84.34 per cent," it said.

Seventy-five per cent of the new recovered cases were recorded in 10 states and union territories which are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

Maharashtra alone has contributed more than 15,000 to the new recovered cases followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with more than 7,000 cases each.

There are 9,34,427 active cases which contribute only 14.11 per cent of the total caseload in the country.

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal account for 77 per cent of the active cases.

A total of 74,442 new confirmed cases have been reported in a span of 24 hours in the country with 78 per cent of them being concentrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Maharashtra has reported more than 12,000 of the new cases. Karnataka contributed more than 10,000.

Also, 903 fatalities due to COVID-19  have been registered in a day.

Eighty-two per cent of new fatalities were reported from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu,West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

The ministry said that 36 per cent of the deaths reported on Sunday are from Maharashtra (326) followed by Karnataka with 67 fatalities. 

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