The Union Health Ministry on Monday said India’s total Covid19 recoveries exceeded the active cases by more than 95 lakhs.
India’s active Covid19 caseload continues to decline and stood at 2.77 lakh in the last 24 hours, the ministry said in its latest report on Monday.
“The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,77,301 today. The share of active cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk to 2.72%,” the Union Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
A net decline of 1,389 cases from the total active caseload was registered in the last 24 hours, it said.
“Daily recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases since more than a month now,” the ministry said.
In the last 24 hours, 20,021 persons were found to be COVID positive in the country.
During the same period, 21,131 new recoveries were registered ensuring a drop in the active caseload.
Total recoveries are nearing 98 lakhs (97,82,669) and the recovery rate has increased to 95.83%.
The gap between recoveries and active cases is consistently widening and has crossed 95 lakh (95,05,368) on Monday, it said.
When compared globally, India’s cases per million population is amongst the lowest in the world (7,397).
The global average is 10,149.
Countries such as Russia, the UK, Italy, Brazil, France and the USA have much higher cases per million population, the ministry said.
The ministry said 72.99% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union territories.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 3,463 newly recovered cases while 2,124 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 1,740 in West Bengal.
Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 4,905, which is followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal with 3,314 and 1,435 new cases, respectively.
In the last 24 hours, 279 fatalities have been reported in India.
Ten states/UTs account for 80.29% of daily deaths.
Maharashtra has seen the maximum casualties (66), followed by West Bengal and Kerala with 29 and 25 daily deaths, respectively.
“Daily deaths in India are on a sustained decline. Deaths per million population in India (107) are amongst the lowest in the world. The global average is 224,” the ministry further said.