India’s active COVID-19 case load drops below 6 lakh

October 30, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 48,762 fresh COVID-19 positive incidences on Thursday pushing the cumulative caseload to 80,88,046.

According to the Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 infections in the country went below 6 lakh on Thursday reaching 5,93,617 with the rise in the number of recoveries to 73,71,898 and overall deaths to 1,21,131. As many as 562 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally increased to 16,66,668 with 5,902 new cases being reported yesterday. The state also recorded 156 deaths, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to 43,710. A total of 7,883 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the tally of recovered people to 14,94,809. There are 1,27,603 active patients as of now.

Meanwhile, the government extended the ongoing lockdown restrictions, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, till November 30. This will not affect the current relaxations and the activities allowed till now will continue to be permissible, said the government order

Andhra Pradesh reported 2,905 new cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. The daily test positivity rate stood at 3.27% with 88,778 samples tested on the day. The tally increased to 8,17,679 and the death toll rose to 6,659. The death rate and recovery rate stood at 0.81% and 95.97% respectively.

As many as 3,243 patients have recovered taking the total number of recoveries to 7,84,752. There are 26,268 active patients undergoing treatment across the state currently. So far, 78,62,459 samples were tested and their test positivity rate stands at 10.40%.

Karnataka on Thursday added 4,025 new COVID-19 incidences pushing the state’s case tally to 8,16,809 reaching close to that of AP marking the third highest number of cases in the country. Of the total cases, the active infections added up to 64,480. There were 45 fresh deaths that took the toll to 11,091.

Kerala reported 7,020 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The overall case tally stood at 4,18,485 with 91,786 active infections. In Kerala, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram are the top districts showing an increasing trend in COVID19 cases. The total recoveries have reached 3,25,166 with 8,474 patients reportedly recovering from the infection. The state added 26 deaths to its COVID-19 toll yesterday pushing the total fatalities to1,430. The fatality rate of state stands at 0.34%.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on Thursday, reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the states/UTs of West Bengal, Kerala and Delhi and their public health response measures. He advised these states/UTs to prepare and increase “testing, tracking & treatment” strategy during the festival season and also asked them to ensure that additional thrust be given to public awareness as well as enforcement of COVID-appropriate behaviours.

Delhi has 29,378 active cases as of Thursday with a fatality rate of 1.76% and a positivity rate of 7.9%. As many as 5,673 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours and there has been nearly 46% increase in the new cases over the past four weeks, and the positivity rate over the past four weeks has escalated by nearly 9%.

“ The rising cases were attributed by the Delhi team to social gatherings during the festivities, the deteriorating air quality, increasing incidences of respiratory disorders, and clusters of positive cases at work places,” said the Ministry.