People show their collection kit containing saliva as they wait in a queue to submit their samples for COVID-19 test at Zila Parishad school in Ranchi on Wednesday. (PTI)
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Total active cases rise to 9,07,883 which is 13.44 per cent of the positive cases in the country
INDIA’S COVID-19 recovery rate leapt past 85 per cent on Wednesday with 82,203 confirmed recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total number of recoveries in the country now stands at 57,44,693, while 72,049 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 9,07,883 which is 13.44 per cent of the positive cases in the country. As per a statement from the MoHFW, the number of recovered cases is 6.32 times the number of active cases, ensuring that the recoveries are on a consistent rise.
As many as 18 States and Union Territories have a recovery rate higher than the national average, while about 75 per cent of the new recovered cases are reported from ten States - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi. Maharashtra continues to be one of the worst-affected States with the 370 newly-reported fatalities comprising 37 per cent of the national figure, followed by Karnataka with 91 deaths. Approximately 83 per cent of the deaths in the last 24 hours in the country was reported from 10 States. The statement further urged people to continue observing Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the MoHWF in the coming months as festivities approach.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 67,57,131, while the death toll climbed to 1,04,555 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 986 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.55 per cent. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 8,22,71,654 samples have been tested up to October 6 with 11,99,857 samples being tested on Tuesday. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 15. India’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days.
Then it took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh, 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark, 11 days to go past 50 lakh and 12 days to cross 60 lakh. It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh post. The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.