Record 1.01 Lakh One-Day Recoveries As Covid Cases Cross 55-Lakh Mark


India has achieved record recoveries of 1,01,468 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data shows. Its coronavirus tally crossed the 55-lakh mark with a spike of 75,083 cases and 1,053 deaths. This is the fourth day when the number of daily recoveries is higher than the daily cases. With almost 45 lakh people (44,97,868) having beaten COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the overall recovery rate has increased to 80.86 per cent. The active cases in the 24-hour period reduced to 9,75,861, these account for 17.54 per cent of all cases.

  1. India has, so far, recorded 55, 62,664 COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry data shows. A total of 88,935 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 till now. The country’s fatality rate stands at 1.59 per cent.
  2. Positivity rate in the country stands at 8.02 per cent as 9,33,185 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data shows. In September alone, India has recorded 19,41,238 lakh new coronavirus cases with 17,23,066 recoveries and 24,466 deaths.
  3. India has been recording the highest number of new cases in the world since August. In September alone, India recorded an average of 90,000 cases per day until recently; 6.5 crore tests (6,53,25,779) have been done till now.
  4. Rajasthan recorded its steepest daily Covid hike yet with a record 1,892 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, a day after its last largest ever rise in cases of 1,865.
  5. The Rajasthan government has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in 11 districts, including state capital Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Udaipur, Sikar, Pali and Nagaur, from Monday.
  6. Stubble burning, likely to start later this month can exacerbate the Coronavirus crisis, said Sanjeev Nagpal, an advisor to the Union and the Punjab governments on the crop residue management. “Carbon Monoxide and Methane could give rise to severe respiratory problems, which will further worsen the COVID-19 situation,” he said.
  7. Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, with over 12.24 lakh COVID -19 cases, including 33,015 deaths. Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
  8. The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a legislation that provides for up to seven years in jail for those attacking healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus or during any situation akin to the current pandemic.
  9. The government has also exempted transport vehicles carrying and delivering oxygen from permit requirements till March 31, 2021. “This has been done as oxygen is an important item required for the treatment of Covid-19,” the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said.
  10. Global coronavirus infections have soared past 3.1 crore. India is the country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload, accounting for 19 per cent of all cases in the world. The United States remains the hardest by COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of almost 2 lakh people there.