India's COVID-19 recovery rate touches 90 per cent

Cheryl Sanders
October 26, 2020

There are 6,68,154 active cases in the country which comprise 8.50 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The active cases are on a continuous decline on a daily basis as India continued to maintain active cases below 7 lakh for the second day, while total recoveries crossed 70 lakh.

With a high number of COVID-19 patients recovering every day along with a steadily falling and sustained low mortality rate, India's trend of registering decreasing active cases continues.

Mumbai recorded 1,257 new coronavirus cases, 898 recoveries and 50 deaths. These have together resulted in a consistent slide in active cases.81 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. West Bengal has 35,579 active cases, while Tamil Nadu (35,480) and the national capital Delhi has 24,117.

The Health Ministry said that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre's Standard Treatment Protocol by all the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country.

Uttar Pradesh: 4,63,858 total cases, 6,790 deaths, 4,27,937 recoveries.

Andhra Pradesh: 7,96,919 total cases, 6,524 deaths, 7,58,138 recoveries. While 14,45,103 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,015 have died so far.

The 702 new fatalities include 180 from Maharashtra, 88 from Karnataka, 64 from West Bengal, 47 from Delhi, 44 from Chhattisgarh, 41 from Uttar Pradesh, and 39 from Tamil Nadu.

Jammu and Kashmir reported 577 new COVID-19 cases and 733 recoveries today.

This achievement is matched by the downward spiral fall in the number of active COVID-19 cases, which was maintained below the seven-lakh mark for the third successive day, it added.

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