India’s Active Covid-19 Case Count Falls Below 6% Of Total Cases: Health Ministry

India's Covid-19 active cases have fallen below 6 per cent of the total cases, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday.

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India’s Covid-19 active cases have fallen below 6 percent of the total cases, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

In a tweet, the Health Ministry said, “Demonstrating a landmark achievement, India’s Active Cases have fallen below 6% of the Total Cases. The Recovered Cases have leaped past 92% of the cumulative cases.”

In another tweet, it said, “Calibrated and effective strategy of the Centre focused on high levels of testing for early identification combined with timely tracing, isolation and hospitalisation for the severe cases have resulted in a manageable number of active cases and continuously rising number of recoveries.”

On Monday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a virtual meeting with Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, and West Bengal to review the Covid-19 situation.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan started by reminding everyone that the country had stepped into the 11th month of the pandemic with the first meeting on Covid-19 being held on the 8th of January.

Restating his concern that the coming winter and the long festive season pose a significant risk that could threaten the gains made collectively till now against Covid-19, he said, “We all need to be more vigilant for the entire festive season that started with Dussehra and would continue onto Diwali, Chhat Puja, Christmas and then onto Makar Sankranti in the next year. The respiratory virus also spreads rapidly in the winter months.”

Sharing the nation’s journey through COVID, he spoke about how the country increased the numbers of labs from one in NIV, Pune in January to 2074 today thereby increasing the testing capacity to 1.5 million per day.

He also mentioned the increased number of general, oxygenated, and ICU beds at each level of the COVID care hierarchy. He informed everyone that of the total active cases, only 0.44% is on ventilator support,2.47% is in ICU, and just 4.13%occupy oxygen supported beds.

He also added that India has the highest recovery rate and one of the lowest fatality rates, globally.

With 38,074 new Covid-19 infections, India’s total cases surged to 85,91,731 on Wednesday. The death toll mounted to 1,27,059 with 448 new deaths. Total active cases are 5,05,265 after a decrease of 4,408 in the last 24 hrs. India’s active cases have come down to nearly 50 percent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754.

Seventy-nine percent of the 45,903 new Covid-19 cases are from 10 states and UTs, with Delhi overtaking Maharashtra and Kerala by reporting 7,745 infections in a span of 24 hours to become the largest contributor to the single-day infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

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