India sustains trend of consistently low Active Cases

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 19, 2020: India has crossed another milestone in its fight against COVID-19 and the national cumulative Positivity Rate has fallen under 8%, a trend which has been sustained without a break for four days.
The cumulative Positivity Rate is 7.94% now and is on a continuous decline.
This has been brought about by high level of comprehensive country-wide testing with the total tests having crossed 9.5 crores today.
The average Daily Positivity Rate is 6.13% for the third week of October.
India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases.
For the third day after the active cases dropped below the 8 lakh mark after a month and a half, the progressive decline continues.
India’s active caseload stands at 7,72,055 today.
Presently the active cases comprise merely 10.23% of the total positive cases of the country.
The total recovered cases are more than 66 Lakhs (66,63,608) thereby enhancing the difference with respect to the active cases.
66,399 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 55,722.
The national Recovery Rate has progressed to 88.26%.
55,722 new confirmed cases were recorded in last 24 hours.
579 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. After 90 days, the daily deaths recorded are below 600.
Of these, nearly 83% are concentrated in ten State/UTs.More than 25% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (150 deaths).
Update on Chandigarh (as at 6.30 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 94 patients were cured and discharged, while 64 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
One fatality was reported – a 57 year old woman of Sector 26 expired at PGIMER on Oct 17.The number of active cases are now 884.

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