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  • Tuesday, August, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 11:52:46
  • India has crossed several significant milestones in its fight against COVID. The new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours have fallen below 50 thousand for the first time in nearly three months. There were 46,790 new cases in the last 24 hours.

    With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues.

    In another achievement, the percentage active cases have fallen below 10 per cent. The total positive cases of the country today are less than 7.5 lakh and comprise merely 9.85 per cent of the total cases.

    Health Ministry said, this is the result of collaborative, focused and effective action by States and Union Territories under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive and high countrywide testing, prompt and effective surveillance and tracking, quick hospitalization and effective adherence of the Standard Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre.

    The slide in active cases in supplemented by an exponential rise in recoveries. The total recovered cases have crossed 67 lakhs. The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 59,84,790 today.

    A total of 69,720 patients recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours. The national recovery rate has further grown to 88.63 percent. In all, 78 per cent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 States and Union Territories. Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 15,000 single day recoveries followed by Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries.

    Seventy five per cent of the new confirmed cases are from 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala contribute more than 5,000 to the new confirmed cases.

    Total 587 case fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 81 per cent were concentrated in ten States and Union Territories. The number of deaths is below 600 for second consecutive day. 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 per cent.