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India continues to report low daily cases; 18,139 added in last 24 hours

India - Press Information Bureau

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Active Caseload continues to decline; slumps to 2.25 lakh

A total of 82 persons found with new mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus

Posted On: 08 JAN 2021 12:06PM by PIB Delhi

India has been reporting a streak of very low daily new cases. Only 18,139 persons were found positive in the last 24 hours in the country.

 


The steady fall in the new cases has ensured the contraction of the Total Active Cases. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,25,449today. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 2.16%.

With 20,539 recoveries in the last 24 hours, a net decline of 2,634cases from the total active caseload was registered.

 


The figure shows the change in the Active Cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded maximum positive change with an addition of 307 cases whereas Kerala shows maximum negative change with a drop of 613 cases.

 


Total Recoveries have crossed 1 crore mark recently. With the consistent rise in the daily recoveries, the number is exponentially increasing. It stands at 10,037,398 today. The Recovery Rate has also increased to 96.39%.

79.96% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.

Keralahas reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,639 newly recovered cases. 3,350 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 1,295 inWest Bengal.

 


81.22% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs.

Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 5,051. It is followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh with 3,729 and 1,010 new cases, respectively.

 


234 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.

Eight States/UTs account for 76.50% of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (72). Keralaand Delhi follow with 25 and 19 daily deaths, respectively.

 


India's deaths per million population are 109. 18 States/UTs have deaths per million populationlower than the national average.

 


On the other hand, 17 States/UTs have deaths per million higher than the national average.

Delhi has the maximum deaths per million population (569).

 


The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel Coronavirus, first reported in the UK, now stands at 82.

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MV/SJ
HFW/COVID States data/8th January 2021/1

(Release ID: 1687036)



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