Active Covid caseload falls below 4 lakh after 140 days

New Delhi, Dec 7 (UNI) In a landmark achievement, India’s total active caseload fell below the 4 lakh-mark on Monday to 3,96,729 after a gap of 140 days, translating to just 4.1 per cent of total Covid-19 cases.
It was on July 20 last that the total active cases were below the four-lakh mark at 3,90,459.

An official release here said 391 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours with 10 states/UTs accounting for 75 per cent of new deaths.

Continuing with the trend of the past 10 days, India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases during the past 24 hours.

While 32,981 new positive cases were recorded in the country, 39,109 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours. The difference of 6,128 between new recoveries and new cases has led to a net decline of 6,519 cases from the total active caseload in the past 24 hours.

New cases per million population in India recorded in the past seven days are among the lowest in the world; the figure for the past seven days is 182.

The number of cases per million population has also been historically low for India standing at 6,988 against the world average of 8,438.
The difference in new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 94.45 per cent today.

The total recovered cases are presently 91,39,901. The gap between recovered and active cases has crossed 87 lakh today. A whopping 81.20 per cent of the new recovered cases were from 10 states/UTs led by Maharashtra which reported the maximum of 7,486 newly recovered cases, followed by Kerala and Delhi with 5,217 and 4,622 new recoveries respectively.

A worrying 76.20 per cent of the new cases were from 10 states and UTs. Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 4,777, Maharashtra had 4,757 new cases and West Bengal recorded 3,143 new cases.

Ten states/UTs accounted for 75 per cent of the new deaths. Delhi saw the maximum 69 deaths, West Bengal and Maharashtra followed with 46 and 40 daily deaths, respectively.

However, the daily registered deaths per million population during the past week when compared globally reveal that India continues to have one of the lowest rates at 3 deaths/million population.

Even when tabulated on a cumulative basis, India’s death per million population is one of the lowest in the world (101).


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