India sustains trend of less than 10 lakh active cases for 13th consecutive day

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 4, 2020: For the 13th day in an unbroken string, India has maintained its steady trend of clocking less than 10 lakh active cases. The number of active cases today is 9,37,625. This is 7371 cases less than yesterday.
Despite the extended weekend, India has posted high daily testing numbers over Thurday-Friday-Saturday with 10,97,947, 11,32,675 and 11,42,131 tests respectively.
There has been an exponential rise in India’s daily testing capacities. More than 15 lakhs tests can be conducted every day.
An average of 11.5 lakh tests were done on a daily basis during the past ten days.
From merely one in Janauary 2020, India’s total tests have crossed 7.89 crore so far. There has been a commensurate dip in the Positivity Rate. With progressively falling Positivity Rate, testing has worked as a highly effective tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Very high levels of testing lead to early identification, prompt isolation & effective treatment of COVID-19 cases. These have eventually resulted in a sustained low Fatality Rate.
India’s steady trend of posting high level of daily recoveries also continues with 82,260 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours in the country. In contrast, 75,829 new cases have been reported. The new recoveries have exceeded the new cases in the recent days.
India’s total recoveries have crossed 55 lakh (55,09,966) today. Higher number of single day recoveries is reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is at present 84.13%.
Less than a 1000 deaths (940) have been registered in the last 24 hours.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 202 patients were cured and discharged, while 85 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
A total of 10,598 patients have been cured till now.
Two fatalities were reported – an 87 year old woman and a 67 year old man .
The Number of active cases are 1673 now.

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