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Coronavirus | India’s active caseload lowest in 136 days, says Health Ministry

Health workers conduct rapid antigen test in north Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

India’s active caseload has dropped below 4.10 lakh (4,09,689) on Saturday and this is the lowest after 136 days. The active cases were 4,11,133 on July 22, said data released by the Health Ministry .

“The present active caseload consists of 4.26% of the positive cases. The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 6,393 in the active cases,’’ it said.

India also reported 512 case fatalities in the past 24 hours with 10 States/UTs accounting for 78.32% of them. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (127) followed by Delhi (73) and West Bengal (52) daily deaths, respectively.

The Ministry said the daily new recoveries have been more than the daily cases registered from the last eight days. “The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 36,652 while 42,533 cases recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. The rising recoveries have also improved the recovery rate to 94.28%. The recovered cases stand at 9,058,822. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is nearing 86.50 lakh and presently stands at 8,649,133.’’

It said 76.90% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs — Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 5,718 followed by Maharashtra (5,229) and Delhi (4,067). Also 78.06% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs with Maharashtra reporting the maximum number of single day recoveries — 6,776.

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