India’s active COVID-19 cases drop to 3.63 lakh
Lowest after 146 days
New Delhi [India], December 11 India’s active caseload has significantly dropped to 3.63 lakh, the lowest after 146 days, which is 3.71 per cent of the total number of infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
On July 18, India had 3,58,692 active cases, after which the infections started increasing drastically.
According to the ministry, there has been a trend of sustained decrease in the number of active cases. In the last 24 hours, 37,528 people recovered against 29,398 new infections, leading to a net decline of 8,544 cases from the total active caseload.
The total recovered cases are nearing 93 lakh. It was 92,90,834 on Friday. The gap between recovered cases and active cases, that is steadily increasing, crossed 89 lakh today and stands at 89,27,085.
The recovery rate was 94.84 per cent today. Meanwhile, 79.90 per cent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states/Union Territories (UTs).
Karnataka has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries at 5,076, while 5,068 people recovered in Maharashtra, followed by 4,847 in Kerala. Also, 72.39 per cent of the new cases are concentrated in 10 states/UTs.
Kerala reported the highest number of new cases at 4,470 in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra, which recorded 3,824 new infections.
As many as 414 case fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours with 10 states/UTs accounting for 79.95 per cent of the new deaths.
Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties at 70, followed by Delhi and West Bengal with 61 and 49 deaths respectively.