India’s Covid-19 recoveries cross 54-lakh mark

MUMBAI,SEP 30 (UNI) - BMC health workers collecting Swab for testing at Urban Primary Health Centre Ram Mandir Road Kherwadi Bandra east, in Mumbai on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO-2U

New Delhi, Oct 3 (UNI) India’s total Covid-19 recoveries at 54,27,706 crossed the 54 lakh-mark on Saturday, accounting for 21 per cent of the global recovered cases though its share in the total cases stands at 18.6 per cent. For the 12th successive day, the country sustained its steady trend of maintaining the active cases below the 10-lakh mark. The number of active cases on Saturday stood at 9,44,996, an official release here said.

India maintained its global position with one of the lowest case fatality rates (CFR) when compared to several other countries registering 1,069 deaths in the past 24 hours. Deaths per million population in the country is also one of the lowest in the world. While the global average is 130 deaths/million population, India is reporting 73 deaths/million population.

Against the global CFR of 2.97 per cent so far, the comparative figure for India was 1.56 per cent. The trend of posting high number of daily recoveries continued with 75,628 recoveries registered in the past 24 hours.

Higher number of single day recoveries was also reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which at present was 83.84 per cent. Nearly 74.36 per cent of the recovered cases in the past 24 hours were from 10 States/UTs. Maharashtra has contributed the highest number to these followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Seventyseven per cent of the active cases were in 10 States/UTs and Maharashtra again led with more than 2.6 lakh cases. Active cases contribute only 14.60 per cent to the positive caseload of the country.
Of the 1,069 deaths in the past 24 hours, 10 states and UTs accounted for 84.1 per cent of fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Altogether 39.66 per of the deaths reported yesterday were from Maharashtra with 424 deaths followed by Karnataka with 125 deaths.


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