India crosses a significant milestone

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 5, 2020: India has crossed a landmark milestone with the active cases maintained below the 10 lakh mark for 14 days unabated.
For two straight weeks today, the active cases have been less than 1 million (10 lakhs).
The Centre-led strategies of “TEST TRACK TRACE TREAT TECHNOLOGY” have been followed by the State/UT governments, as part of the Whole of Government approach.
Early identification of the cases through aggressive and accessible countrywide testing combined with other measures such as prompt and efficient tracking and tracing of the contacts have borne results.
The Centre has issued the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardised standard of treatment and cure across various hospitals and health facilities, public and private.
76,737 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 74,442.
The new recoveries have exceeded the new cases in the recent days.
India’s total recoveries stand at 55,86,703 today.
The higher number of single day recoveries has resulted in sustained increase in the national recovery rate, currently pegged at 84.34%.
75% of the new recovered cases have been recorded in 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra alone has contributed more than 15,000 to the new recovered cases followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with more than 7,000 cases each.
The active cases in India are 9,34,427. As on date, the active cases contribute only 14.11% to the positive caseload of the country. This is following a progressively downward trend.
903 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours. 82% of new fatalities are reported from 10 States and UTs.
36% of the deaths reported yesterday are from Maharashtra with 326 deaths followed by Karnataka with 67 deaths.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 199 patients were cured and discharged, while 133 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
A total of 10,797 patients have been cured till now.
Three fatalities were reported – all men – who were 34 years, 54 years and 56 years old.
The total number of Positive Cases diagnosed in Chandigarh have been 12,578.
However, the number of active cases in the city today are 1604.
Results of tests of 129 persons is awaited.

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