India crosses milestone as active Covid cases fall below 4L after 140 days: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) stated in a press release that India has reported a landmark achievement on 7th December 2020 with its active caseload falling below the 4 lakh mark to 3,96,729. This number translates to 4.1% of total cases. This is the lowest after 140 days as the total active cases were 3,90,459 on 20th July 2020, stated the Health Ministry.

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Active Covid cases (Data from Health Ministry)

Continuing with the trend of the last 10 days, India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases during the past 24 hours, according to the MoHFW. While 32,981 new positive cases were found in the country, 39,109 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours. The difference of 6,128 between new recoveries and new cases has led to a net decline of 6,519 cases from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

New cases per million population in India recorded in the past seven days are among the lowest in the world; the figure for the last seven days is 182.

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New Covid cases per million (Data from Health Ministry)

The Ministry states that the number of cases per million population has also been historically low for India. India’s case per million is 6,988 against the world average of 8,438.

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Covid cases per million (Data from Health Ministry)

The difference in new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 94.45% today. The total recovered cases are presently 91,39,901 according to the Health Ministry. The gap between recovered cases and active cases has crossed 87 lakh (87,43,172) today. 81.20% of the new recovered cases are from 10 States/UTs. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 7,486 new recoveries. Kerala follows with 5,217 new recoveries. Delhi has registered 4,622 new recoveries.

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(Data from Health Ministry)

76.20% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 4,777. This is followed by Maharashtra with 4,757 new cases. West Bengal recorded 3,143 new cases.

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(Data from Health Ministry)

391 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Ten States/UTs account for 75.07% of new deaths. Delhi saw the maximum casualties at 69. West Bengal and Maharashtra follow with 46 and 40 daily deaths, respectively.

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(Data from Health Ministry)

The daily registered deaths per million population during the past week when compared globally demonstrate that India continues to have one of the lowest at 3 deaths/million population, the MoHFW stated.

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New deaths per million population (Data from Health Ministry)

Even when tabulated on a cumulative basis, India’s death per million population is one of the lowest in the world (101), the Health Ministry said.

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Deaths per million population (Data from Health Ministry)

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