India sustains trend of steadily declining Active COVID-19 Cases

India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases.  For the fourth day after the active cases dropped below the 9L mark after a month, the decline continues unabated. Presently the active cases comprise merely 12.10% of the total positive cases of the country standing at 8,61,853. In the last 24 hours India recorded  66,732 new confirmed cases. 77% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs .

India is also reporting high number of recoveries. The total recovered cases are close to 61.5 lakhs (61,49,535). The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 52,87,682 today. 71,559 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases are 66,732. The national Recovery Rate has progressed to 86.36%.

Maharashtra and Karnataka contribute more than 10,000 to the single day recovery. 81% of these are from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 10,000 cases followed by Karnataka  and Kerala with more than 9,000 cases each.

816 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 85% are concentrated in ten States/UTs. More than 37% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (309 deaths).

Laying out the sequence of distribution of Covid vaccines that are expected to be available in India, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said Sunday that the first priority will be for those facing occupational hazards from the virus and exposure risk, indicating that healthcare professionals at the frontline would be among the early recipients.

Globally, the infections topped 37.3 million. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to step up efforts to contain the virus.  South Korea eased social distancing  requirements, and the governor of Jakarta relaxed restrictions in Indonesia’s capital.