India’s Active caseload below 8 lakh for the first time after 1.5 months

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 17, 2020: India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID.
The active caseload of the country has fallen below 8 lakh for the first time after one and a half months.
The total positive cases of the country today are 7,95,087 and they comprise merely 10.70% of the total cases.
The active caseload was below the 8L mark (7,85,996) last on 1st September.
With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues.
India is also reporting a high number of recoveries.
The total recovered cases have crossed 65 lakhs (65,24,595) and the difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 57,29,508 today.
70,816 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases are 62,212.
The national Recovery Rate has further grown to 87.78%
India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally.
Today it stands at 1.52%.
62,212 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
79% of these are from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with over 11,000 cases followed by Karnataka and Kerala with over 7,000 each.
837 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 6.30 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 108 patients were cured and discharged, while 54 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
One fatality was reported – a 63 year old man of Dadu Majra expired at PGIMER on Oct 16.
The number of active cases are now 915.

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