India recorded fewer than 300 deaths a day in the past 7 days: government
India has reported fewer than 300 deaths related to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) every day since last week, the government said on Friday, as 256 deaths were recorded across the country in 24 hours. The deaths that occurred between Thursday and Friday morning have become the second most affected country, the number of victims increased to 148,994, added the Ministry of Health on the first day of the New Year.
The Union Ministry of Health also said that 10 Union states and territories account for 80.47% of new deaths and that Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi account for 63% of total deaths in the country. According to the Health Ministry, of the 148,994 deaths, 49,521 have occurred in Maharashtra, 12,122 in Tamil Nadu, 12,090 in Karnataka, 10,536 in Delhi, 9,712 in West Bengal, 8,364 in Uttar Pradesh, 7,108 in Andhra Pradesh and 5,341 in Punjab. up to this point.
“Daily deaths have been less than 300 since the last 7 days. This has ensured that mortality remains low and currently stands at 1.45% ”, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Union. “Maharashtra saw the highest number of casualties (58). Kerala and West Bengal follow with 30 and 29 deaths a day, respectively, ”he added.
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The number of active cases from India also continued to “exhibit a sustained downward movement,” the ministry said. It has dropped significantly to 254,254 on Friday, the lowest after 179 days. The total active cases was 253,287 on July 6, 2020. The number of current active cases from India consists of only 2.47% of the total positive cases from India. “80.19% of the new cases are concentrated in 10 States and UT. Kerala reported the highest number of new cases daily with 5,215. Maharashtra follows with 3,509 new cases, ”he said.
Daily Covid-10 infections also remained below 30,000 for the 19th consecutive day, as the count increased to 10,286,709 with 20,035 cases in the last 24 hours. New daily cases in India in recent days have been around 20,000. The ministry said 23,181 Covid-19 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, adding that “recoveries that outnumber daily new cases from the past 35 days have ensured a steady decline in active cases.”
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Total recoveries are 9,883,461 and the gap between recovered and active cases, which is constantly increasing, has exceeded 9.6 million and is currently 9,629,207, raising the national recovery rate to 96.08% . The ministry said that it is observed that 77.61% of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states and territories of the Union. “Kerala has reported the maximum number of recoveries in a single day with 5,376 newly recovered cases. 3,612 people recovered in Maharashtra, followed by 1,537 in West Bengal, ”he said.
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The new numbers come on the day that the subject matter expert committee (SEC) of the Central Medicines Control Organization (CDSCO) will meet to consider Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application, Serum Institute of India (SII ) to be manufactured by the Oxford-Vaccine AstraZeneca and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech.
India will also extend the coronavirus disease vaccination test campaign to the rest of the country on Saturday after Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat. All state capitals will conduct drills at at least three session sites and some will also include districts that are situated on difficult terrain or have poor logistical support.