Active Covid cases in country lowest in 200 days

The national recovery rate was recorded at 97.89 per cent, the highest since March 2020

Active Covid cases in country lowest in 200 days

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New Delhi, October 4

Daily cases of coronavirus in the country remained below 30,000 for the tenth straight day with 20,799 fresh infections recorded in a single day, while the active cases declined to 2,64,458, the lowest in 200 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

With the fresh cases, India's total tally of Covid cases rose to 3,38,34,702, while the death toll climbed to 4,48,997 with 180 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.78 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.89 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 6,099 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 180 new fatalities include 74 from Kerala and 41 from Maharashtra. 

A total of 4,48,997 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,39,207 from Maharashtra, 37,819 from Karnataka, 35,650 from Tamil Nadu, 25,377 from Kerala, 25,088 from Delhi, 22,894 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,825 from West Bengal. PTI

         

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