Active cases steadily decline, comprise only 11.42% of total positive cases

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 14, 2020: India is registering new recoveries more than the new cases consistently in the recent days.
As a result, the active cases are steadily declining and stand at 8,26,876 as of today and comprise only 11.42% of the total positive cases of the country.
74,632 COVID cases have recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 63,509.
Higher number of recoveries has aided the national Recovery Rate to further improve to 87.05%.
The total recovered cases stand at 63,01,927 and the gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is 54,75,051.
With the increasing number of recoveries, this gap is continuously widening.
Maharashtra continues to contribute the maximum with more than 15,000 single day recoveries.
63,509 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
77% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala has outnumbered Maharashtra with the highest number of new reported cases.
730 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Of these, nearly 80% are concentrated in ten States/UT.
More than 25% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (187 deaths).
India also crossed the landmark of 9 crore total tests today.
With 11,45,015 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests now stand at 9,00,90,122.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 112 patients were cured and discharged, while 72 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
Two fatalities were reported – both men who were 54 and 65 years old.
Number of active cases are now 1085

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