India’s Active Covid Cases Dropped To 3.03 Lakh, Lowest In 161 Days: Centre


India’s COVID-19 active caseload has dropped to 3.03 lakh, the lowest in 161 days, and accounts for just 3.02 per cent of the total infections, the Union health ministry said on Monday.

The total number of active cases in the country were 3,01,609 on July 13.

The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 1,705 in the total active cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered since the last 24 days, the ministry highlighted.

The number of daily new cases recorded in a span of 24 hours is 24,337, while 25,709 people recovered and were discharged during the same period.

The rising recoveries have also improved the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 95.53 per cent.

“The total recovered cases stand at 96,06,111. These are among the highest globally. The gap between recoveries and active cases is bridging fast and presently stands at 93,02,472,” the ministry said.

According to the ministry, 71.61 per cent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states and Union territories (UTs) –Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,471 newly recovered cases. A total of 2,627 people recuperated in West Bengal followed by 2,064 in Maharashtra, it said.