In India, Active Cases below 7.5 lakh for the 2nd successive day

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 21, 2020: India has sustained its trend of maintaining the active cases below the 7.5 lakh mark for the 2nd successive day.
With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day, India’s steady trend of posting high level of daily recoveries also continues.
61,775 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country whereas the new confirmed cases are only 54,044.
This is when 10,83,608 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours in the country.
The national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen to 1.51% today.
The Centre has advised States/UTs to aim at bringing down the the CFR to below 1%.
Presently 14 States/UTs are reporting Case Fatality Rate less than 1%.
India’s total recoveries stands at 67,95,103 today.
Higher number of single day recoveries has resulted in continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is fast approaching 89% (88.81%).
77% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.
Karnataka outnumbered Maharashtra in new recovered cases with more than 8,500 new recoveries. Maharashtra and Kerala both contribute more than 7,000 to the new recoveries.
54,044 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours in the country.
78% of these are concentrated in ten States/UT. Maharashtra contributed more than 8,000 to the new cases.
717 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 6.30 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 118 patients were cured and discharged, while 54 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
No fatality was reported.
The number of active cases are now 744.

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