India’s Active Case load below 7 lakh for the first time after 2 months

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 23, 2020: India has leapt across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID.
The active caseload of the country has fallen below 7 lakh for the first time after two months (63 days).
The active caseload was below the 7 lakh mark (6,97,330) last on 22nd August.
The total positive cases of the country today are 6,95,509. They comprise merely 8.96% of the total cases.
With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day along with a steadily falling and sustained low mortality rate, India’s trend of registering decreasing active cases continues.
India is also reporting a high number of recoveries.
The total recovered cases are nearly 70 lakhs (69,48,497).
The difference between active cases and recovered cases is also consistently increasing and stands at 62,52,988 today.
The recovered cases are nearly 10 times more than the active cases.
73,979 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases are 54,366.
The national Recovery Rate has further progressed to 89.53%.
54,366 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
78% of these are from 10 States and UTs.
690 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum single day deaths (198 deaths).
Update on Chandigarh (as at 6.30 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 85 patients were cured and discharged, while 72 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
Two fatalities were reported – 52 and 76 year old women. The number of active cases are 697.

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