New Recoveries exceed New Cases for 6th successive day in India

New Delhi/Chandigarh, September 24, 2020:  With its focussed strategies and effective people-centric measures, India is reporting exponential increase in recoveries.
New recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for the last six days.
This is a result of focus on testing, tracing, treatment, surveillance and clear messaging, as highlighted by Prime Minister in his review meeting with seven high focus States/UTs yesterday.
87,374 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country, while the number of new confirmed cases stands at 86,508.
With this, the total number of recoveries are 46.7 lakh (46,74,987).
The Recovery Rate has crossed 81.55%.
As India records more recoveries than the new cases, the gap between Recovered Cases and the Active Cases is continuously widening.
The recovered cases (46,74,987) exceed the active cases (9,66,382) by more than 37 lakh.
This has also ensured that the active caseload accounts for merely 16.86% of the total positive cases. This has sustained on its steady declining path.
Following the national lead, 13 States/UTs are also reporting higher number of new recoveries than the new cases
Nearly 74% of the New Recovered cases are found in 10 States/UTs.
Maharashtra has maintained this lead with 19,476 cases (22.3%) for the sixth consecutive day.
Update on Chandigarh (at 7 pm)
In the last 24 hours, 293 patients were cured and discharged, while there were 253 new patients .
With this, the total number of patients cured till now are 8342.
Four fatalities were reported form the city – ages ranging from 41 years to 76 years.
The number of active cases in the UT are 2482.

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