Fifty per cent of India’s present COVID-19 cases are coming from as many as 15 cities and districts from across India including Assam’s Kamrup (Metro).
The central government on Monday has said the present trend indicates that COVID-19 cases are spilling over into newer locations.
“15 cities and districts now contribute 50 percent of India’s total cases,” said Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog.
Cities and districts such as Kamrup metropolitan, East Godavari, North 24 Paraganas are some of the new entrants- an indication that cases are spilling over into newer locations.
Places like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennia, Raigad, Nashik, Palghar are among other locations.
However, cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Ahamedabad, Mumbai, and Raigad have been reporting a recovery rate which is higher than the national average of 64 per cent.
“With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a holistic standard of care approach, India’s case fatality rate has significantly dipped. The Case Fatality Rate is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.28 percent. India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world,” health ministry said.
Continuing the streak of more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the last four days, India’s total recovery number now stands at 9,17,567.
As many as 31,991 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.