COVID-19 cases fall below 50K for first time after nearly 3 months, claims govt
“India has leaped across several significant milestones in its fight against COVID,” said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a statement on Tuesday. According to the ministry, the new confirmed cases just in the last 24 hours have fallen below 50,000 (46,790).
This is also a significant achievement as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped for the first time in nearly three months; the last being on July 28 with 47,703 cases. The fall in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases along with the rise in recovery rates and sustained fall in mortality rates leads the country in a steady trend of “registering dipping active cases,” added the release.
In another achievement, the percentage of active cases have fallen below 10%. The total positive cases of the country today are less than 7.5 lakh (7,48,538) and comprise merely 9.85% of the total cases added the release.
This according to the Ministry is the result of collaborative, focussed, and effective action by States/UTs under the Centre's strategy of comprehensive and high countrywide testing, prompt and effective surveillance and tracking, quick hospitalization, and effective adherence of the Standard Treatment Protocol issued by the Union Government.
The Ministry even said that they owe their success to the selfless service and dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers, and all other COVID-19 warriors across all parts of the country. “The slide in active cases in supplemented by an exponential rise in recoveries. The total recovered cases have crossed 67 lakhs (67,33,328). The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 59,84,790 today,” the release added.
Some of the other achievements which were highlighted in the release were:
69,720 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours leading the national Recovery Rate to grow to 88.63%.
Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 15,000 single day recoveries followed by Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries.
75% of the new confirmed cases are from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala contribute more than 5,000 to the new confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, 587 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours and of these, nearly 81% are concentrated in ten States/UTs. The deaths are below 600 for the second consecutive day. Maharashtra still leads to the maximum single-day deaths with 125 deaths.
The ministry concluding the release stated that “India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally.”