India coronavirus infections rise by 55,722, crosses 75-lakh mark
There are 7,72,055 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.23 per cent of the total caseload,the data stated The national recovery rate has improved to 88.26 per cent while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52 per cent The country's cumulative positivity rate stands at 7.94 percent and is on a continuous decline, the ministry said in a statement.
The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month, while the number of new fatalities registered across the country dipped below 600 almost after three months, the Union Health Ministry data stated on Monday
India recorded its lowest death toll in nearly four months on Monday with 579 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 114,610.
The total cases mounted to 75,50,273 with 55,722 infections being reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 1,14,610 with 579 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed
On October 13, India had last registered daily cases below 60,000
The active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the third consecutive day
There are 7,72,055 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.23 per cent of the total caseload,the data stated
The national recovery rate has improved to 88.26 per cent while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52 per cent
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,50,83,976 samples have been tested?up to October 18 with 8,59,786 samples being tested on Sunday.
The world’s second-most populous country also has the second-highest number of infections in the world, after the United States, which has around 8.1 million.India's cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate has remained below 8 percent for four days, demonstrating that the rate of spread of infection is being effectively contained, the Union health ministry said on Monday. This has been brought about by a high level of comprehensive countrywide testing, it said.
The country's cumulative positivity rate stands at 7.94 percent and is on a continuous decline, the ministry said in a statement.
"As evidence has revealed, higher numbers of testing on a sustained basis have aided in bringing down the positivity rate. The decline in the cumulative positivity rate has demonstrated that the rate of spread of infection is being effectively contained," it said.
"Higher testing across wide regions leads to early identification of positive cases, prompt tracking through efficient surveillance and tracing, and timely and effective treatment in homes/facilities and in hospitals for the severe cases. These measures in tandem eventually lead to lower mortality rate," it added.
The total number of tests for the detection of coronavirus infection has crossed 9.5 crore so far, according to the ministry.
The average daily positivity rate for the third week of October is 6.13 percent, the statement said."This is a result of a successful test, track, trace, treat and technology strategy of the Central government effectively followed by states and UTs," it underlined.
The ministry said the country has been reporting a steady decline in active cases.
The active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the third consecutive day on Monday. There are 7,72,055active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprise 10.23 percent of the total caseload, according to ministry data updated at 8 am.
The total number of recoveries has surged to 66,63,608, thereby enhancing the difference with respect to active cases, the ministry said.
A total of 66,399 patients recovered and were discharged the previous day, while 55,722 new infections were reported. The national recovery rate has progressed to88.26 percent, it said.
According to the statement, 79 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh.
Maharashtra is the biggest contributor with more than 11,000 recoveries in a day, followed by Kerala and Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries each, the statement said.
The ministry said 81 percent of the 55,722 new cases are from the 10 states and UTs.
With more than 9,000 fresh infections, Maharashtra continues to report a very high number of cases, followed by Kerala and Karnataka with more than 7,000 cases each, it said.
A total of 579 case fatalities were reported in a span of 24 hours. After 90 days, the daily deaths recorded are below 600, the ministry said.
Of these, nearly 83 percent are concentrated in the 10 states and UTs. More than 25 percent of the latest fatalities are from Maharashtra (150 deaths).
India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 75,50,273with a single-day spike of 55,722 infections, while the death toll climbed to 1,14,610 with 579 fatalities, the ministry data showed.