New Delhi: With focused strategy and proactive as well as calibrated measures of the Union Government along with the states and UTs, India has sustained a very high recovery rate along with rapidly declining active cases and low mortality rate, stated the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) in a press communication on Thursday, 17th December.
Recoveries outnumbering new cases on a daily basis have ensured a high recovery rate among patients. The total recovered cases are nearing 95 lakh (94,89,740). The recovery rate has improved to 95.31% today. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is also increasing consistently and presently stands at 91,67,374.
The rising recoveries have also led to a continuous contraction of India’s active caseload. It has ensured that India’s present active caseload of 3,22,366 consists of just 3.24% of India’s total positive cases.
The Health Ministry stated that India’s recovery rate is amongst the highest in the world. While the global figure for recovery rate is 70.27%, India is recording 95.31%. USA, Brazil, Russia, and Italy are reporting lower recovery rates.
Following the national pursuit, 18 states & UTs have recovery rate more than the national average.
India has registered 33,291 new recoveries in the last 24 hours. 75.63% of these new recovered cases are contributed by 10 states & UTs. With 5,728 persons recovering from Covid-19, Kerala has recorded the maximum number of recoveries. Maharashtra registered another 3,887 daily recoveries while West Bengal registered 2,767 new recoveries.
24,010 new daily cases were registered in the last 24 hours. 10 states & UTs have contributed 78.27% of the new cases. Kerala reported 6,185 cases in the last 24 hours, West Bengal recorded 2,293 new cases, while Chhattisgarh registered 1,661 new cases yesterday.
79.15% of the 355 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from 10 states & UTs. 26.76% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra which reported 95 deaths. West Bengal saw a fatality count of 46, while Delhi reported 32 new deaths.
India has registered a steady decline in the number of daily deaths. The case fatality rate (CFR) is sustained at 1.45% and is consistently decreasing. India’s fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world, the Health Ministry stated.
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