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Decline in active case-load in some worst-affected states, but Delhi records highest jump in 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: The trajectory of active case-load of Covid infections has been diverse across the country with some of the worst-affected states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala reporting a decline in numbers over 24 hours while Delhi remained a cause of concern with an additional 1574 active cases over the previous day.
Among the states reporting decline in number of active cases, Karnataka topped the list with 3681 less active cases over 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (-2137), Kerala (-1480), Tamil Nadu (-1470), Assam (-665), UP (-629), Madhya Predsh (-405), Andhra Pradesh (-354), Odisha (-304) and Bihar (-271).
Besides Delhi, other states which registered an increase in active case-load included Telangana (477), Haryana (377), Chhattisgarh (164), Himachal Pradesh (122), Manipur (75), Chandigarh (36), Puducherry (34), Goa (34) and Punjab (27).
According to health ministry data, during the period, 48,648 new confirmed cases were recorded, 78% of them from 10 states and UTs with Kerala still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 7,000 cases, followed by Maharashtra and Delhi with more than 5,000 cases each.
Data show that 57,386 patients recovered with 80 % of such cases being reported from 10 states//UTs. Kerala recorded the maximum 8,000 single-day recoveries, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka with more than 7,000 recoveries each.
The 24-hour period recorded 563 case fatalities, over 80% of them across ten states/UTs, with Maharashtra reporting the highest number of single-day deaths (156), followed by West Bengal (61).
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases stood at 80,88,851. Of these, 73,73,375 (91.15%) have recovered while 1, 21,090 deaths have been recorded so far. “Presently, active cases comprise only 7.35% of the total positive cases of the country at 5,94,386. This has strengthened the trend of steady decline,” the health ministry said in a statement. The gap between active and recovered cases has been consistently increasing and stands at 67,78,989.
The health ministry said 35 states/UTs have exceeded the advised number of tests. The national average of tests per day per million population stands at 844. The figures for Delhi and Kerala exceeded 3,000.

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