From Our Bureau  

25th OCTOBER 2020         

India witnessed 50,129 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the country’s cumulative cases to 78,64,811. The death toll rose to 1,18,534, with 578 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. The case fatality rate stood at 1.5 percent today.   

Meanwhile, India has recorded a landmark achievement with the national Recovery Rate touching 90 percent today. As many as 62,077 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 50,129.

This achievement is matched by the downward spiral fall of the total active cases, which are maintained below the 7 lakh mark for the third successive day. Presently the active cases comprise merely 8.5 percent of the total positive cases of the country standing at 6,68,154. 

The total recovered cases also continue to rise. They are 70,78,123 so far. With increasing number of recoveries, this gap is continuously widening. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 64 lakh (64,09,969).

Less than 1,000 deaths a day have been continuously reported since the last one week. The deaths are below the 1,100 mark since 2nd October.

Almost 75 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/Union Territories viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra leads the tally with more than 10,000 single day recoveries.

Of the 50,129 new confirmed cases recorded in last 24 hours, 79 percent of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala continues to be the State reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 8,000 cases followed by Maharashtra with more than 6,000 cases.

Of the 578 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, nearly 80 percent are concentrated in ten States/UTs. Maharashtra has contributed the maximum to the new fatalities with 137 deaths.

India’s testing lab network has inked another achievement today. The total number of labs has crossed 2,000. Starting from one lab in Pune, the number of labs stands at 2,003, which includes 1,126 government labs and 877 private labs. (eom)

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