India’s COVID-19 active caseload dips to 2.50 lakh

A total of 22,926 new recoveries were registered in India on Saturday.

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India's COVID-19 active caseload on Saturday dropped to 2.50 lakh, which comprised merely 2.43 per cent of the total caseload, while the country's cumulative recoveries are inching closer to 1 crore with 22,926 new recoveries, the Union Health Ministry said.

COVID-19 caseload in India, as per the latest updates of the ministry, now stood at 2,50,183, including 2,50,183 active cases, 99,06,387 recovered cases and 1,49,218 deaths.

While 19,079 persons in India were found to be COVID positive, 22,926 new recoveries were registered on Saturday. The cumulative recovered cases have surpassed  99 lakh (99,06,387), the health ministry said, while adding that the recovery rate has improved to 96.12 per cent.

Kerala leads in daily recoveries with 5,111 new recovered cases. Maharashtra recorded 4,279 recoveries and West Bengal registered another 1,496 daily recoveries, the ministry said. 

Meanwhile, India recorded 224 more case fatalities. Maharashtra reported the maximum daily fatalities with 59 deaths, followed by West Bengal with 26 fatalities and Kerala with 23 new deaths, the Union Health Ministry added. 

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First Published:Jan. 2, 2021, 1:27 p.m.

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