New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) stated in a press communication that India has registered a landmark achievement in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic on Friday, 18th December. The ongoing trend of exponential increment in India’s total recoveries continues, said the Health Ministry, adding that the total recovered cases of the country have crossed a crucial peak of 95 lakh (95,20,827)
Recoveries have surpassed the active cases by more than 92 lakh (92,06,996), said the Health Ministry, adding that the recovery rate has also increased to 95.40%. India is one of the top countries with the highest recovery rate globally, the Ministry observed.
The Health Ministry has noted that the total recovered cases are more than 30 times the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload of 3,13,831 consists of just 3.14% of India’s total positive cases.
New daily recoveries outnumbering new cases have ensured a consistent decline in the active cases along with an increase in the total recoveries, said the Ministry, adding that in the last 24 hours, only 22,890 persons were found to be infected with Covid in India. In the same period, India has registered 31,087 new recoveries. New recoveries have exceeded new cases continuously since the last 21 days.
Five States account for almost 52% (51.76%) of the total recovered cases in the country.
75.46% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states & UTs, as per the press release from the Health Ministry.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,970 newly recovered cases. 4,358 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 2,747 in West Bengal.
76.43% of the new cases are from 10 states and UTs.
Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 4,969. It is followed by West Bengal and Chhattisgarh with 2,245 and 1,584 new cases, respectively.
338 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Ten states & UTs account for 75.15% of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (65). West Bengal and Delhi follow with 44 and 35 daily deaths, respectively.
Daily deaths in India are on a sustained decline. Less than 500 daily deaths have been registered over the last 13 days.
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