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India’s active cases below 7 lakh for second day

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Total recoveries cross 70 lakh, 61 per cent total recovered cases from six states/UT

As per data from the state governments, India continued to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. The active cases were less than 7 lakh for the second consecutive day and stood at 6,80,680, as of October 24, 11.36 am.

The active cases now comprise 8.71 per cent of the total positive cases of the country.

The change in the active cases across the states and UTs has been varied, indicating different stages in their fight against the global pandemic. While ten states, led by Maharahstra and Karnataka saw a decline in active cases, eight states, led by Dadra & Nagar Haveli saw a rise in active cases.

There has been a progressive dip in the day-on-day active cases during the past few weeks. The declining trend of the active cases is complemented by the unbroken rising number of recovered cases. The total recovered cases crossed the 70 lakh mark and stand at 70,16,046. The national recovery rate has further improved to 89.78 per cent.

61 per cent of the total recovered cases are from six states/UT viz. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

New recoveries have exceeded new cases in the recent days. 67,549 COVID patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at  53,370.

77 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra has contributed the maximum with more than 13,000 single day recovery.

53,370 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. 80 per cent of the new cases are from 10 states and UTs. Kerala is reporting the maximum addition with more than 8,000 cases followed by Maharashtra with more than 7,000 cases.

650 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, ten states/UTs account for nearly 80 per cent. Maharashtra has reported maximum with 184 deaths.

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