New Delhi, October 06: India's 9 lakh active cases of COVID-19 constitute merely 13.75 per cent of the total caseload as on date and the country continues to report a steadily declining trend of percentage of active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. "So far 56,62,490 people have recovered from the disease in the country and exceed active cases of coronavirus infection by 47,43,467 as on date. The declining trend of the percentage of active cases is commensurately supported by the rising percentage of recovered cases", it stated.
According to the ministry, higher number of recoveries has aided the national recovery rate to further improve to 84.70 per cent. 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. The new recoveries have exceeded the new confirmed cases in 25 states and UTs, the ministry highlighted.
74 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. Maharashtra alone has contributed the maximum with nearly 13,000 single-day recoveries. The ministry said that 75 per cent of the 61,267 new confirmed cases recorded in a span of 24 hours are from 10 states and UTs.
Maharashtra continues to be the State reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 10,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 7,000 cases. Also, 884 fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in a day, of these nearly 80 per cent are concentrated in ten states and UTs of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the ministry noted.