COVID-19: India's active caseload dips to 3.03 lakh, lowest in 161 days

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,471 newly recovered cases.


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India's COVID-19 active caseload dipped to 3.03 lakh, the lowest in 161 days, comprising 3.02 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. The total active cases were 3,01,609 on July 13.

As per the latest updates by the ministry, the active caseload is 3,03,639 and the total caseload surged to 1,00,55,560 with 24,337 new cases in a span of 24 hours.

"The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 1,705 in the total active cases. The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered since the last 24 days," the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 25,709 more patients recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 9,606,111.

The ministry said that 71.61 per cent of the new recoveries are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,471 newly recovered cases, followed by West Bengal with 2,627 and Maharashtra with 2,064 new recoveries.

Kerala also reported the highest daily new cases at 5,711, followed by Maharashtra with 3,811 new cases and West Bengal recorded 1,978 new cases in a span of 24 hours, the ministry added.

The COVID-19 death toll in the country stood at 1,45,810 with 333 new fatalities. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties with 98 deaths. West Bengal and Kerala follow with 40 and 30 daily deaths, respectively.

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First Published:Dec. 21, 2020, 1:58 p.m.

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