1 in 8 Covid positive Indians currently sick as recoveries surge

Active cases remained below nine lakh today for the second day in a row

1 in 8 Covid positive Indians currently sick as recoveries surge

Health team collects swab samples in Nawanshahr In Punjab. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh.

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 10

One in eight COVID positive Indians are currently sick with the virus with recoveries surging to 85.81 per cent of al confirmed cases nationally.

Of the 69,79,423 confirmed COVID infections as of today after 73,272 new cases over 24 hours, the active case load was 12.65 per cent, at 8,83,185 per cent. 

Cumulative recoveries are now 59,88,822 while the toll due to COVID19 climbed to 1,07,416 with 926 people dying over 24 hours.

Government said active cases remained below nine lakh today for the second day in a row after registering a below nine-lakh decline for the first time since September 9.

“India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. For the second day after the active cases dropped below the 9L mark after a month, the progressive decline continues. Presently, the active cases comprise merely 12.65 pc of the total positive cases of the country. These are nearly 1/8th of the total cases in the country,” said Health Ministry.

In the last 24 hours, 82,753 patients have recovered in stable trends of new recoveries surpassing new cases (73,272 in the one day). 

Eighteen States/UTs have recorded recovery rates more than the national average and 76 pc of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 States/UTs with Maharashtra contributing the maximum at over 17,000 single day recoveries.

Of the 73,272 new confirmed cases 79% are from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 12,000 cases followed by Karnataka with nearly 11,000 cases.

Of the 926 case fatalities in the past 24 hours, 82 pc are concentrated in ten States/UTs. More than 32 pc of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (302 deaths).

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