35 states/UTs performing over 140 tests/day/per million population

New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) Nearly 12 lakh — 11,94,321 — Covid-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours in the country taking the cumulative tests to 8,34,65,975. Of the 78,524 new confirmed cases and 971 case fatalities recorded in past 24 hours, a whopping 79 per cent of the new cases came from ten states and UTs.
Thirty-five states/UTs have exceeded the advised number of tests and the national average of tests per day per million population stands at 865, an official release here said.
Seven states/UTs have reported positivity rate less than five per cent while 22 states/UTs have positivity rate less than the national average. The cumulative Positivity Rate is 8.19 per cent and is on a continuous decline.
Maintaining the spree of recording more recoveries than the new confirmed cases, 83,011 single day recoveries were registered in last 24 hours against 78,524 new confirmed cases. The total recovered cases stand at 58,27,704.
The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 49 lakh (49,25,279).
Active Cases were less than 10 lakh for the 17th day in a row. At present the active cases comprise merely 13.20 per cent of the total positive cases of the country standing at 9,02,425.

Higher number of recoveries pushed the national Recovery Rate up to 85.25 per cent. Seventy five per cent of the new recovered cases are found concentrated in 10 states/UTs, led by Maharashtra which contributed the maximum of more than 16,000 single day recovery.
Of the 78,524 new confirmed cases recorded in last 24 hours, Maharashtra led 10 states/UTs in reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 14,000 cases followed by Karnataka with nearly 11,000 cases.
A total of 971 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours, with nearly 82 per cent concentrated in ten state/UTs of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.
However, more than 36 per cent of new fatalities were reported are from Maharashtra (355 deaths).


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