Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan at a press conference said the number of recovered COVID-19 cases has crossed the 56 lakh mark — the highest in the world. “More than 8 crore tests conducted so far, about 80 lakh tests done in last week, active cases have fallen below the 10 lakh mark for the past two weeks, recovery rate is now more than 84%,” he added.
He said: “Average daily new cases (week on week basis) is now 77,113 (Sept 30-Oct 6). It has peaked to 92,830 from Sept 9 to Sept 15. Average daily positivity rate (week on week basis) is now 6.82%, compared to the peak of 9.21% in Sept 16-22. Since Sept 23, the number of recoveries is more than the number of new cases reported every day.”
“On October 6 (today), the recoveries are 75,787 compared to 61,267 new cases. The number of active cases is below 10 lakh continuously for the last two weeks, it is 9,19,023 on October 6,” he stated.
According to him, only 10 States account for 77% of total active cases in the country. They are: Maharashtra (27.50%), Karnataka (12.57%), Kerala (9.24%), Andhra Pradesh (5.56%), Tamil Nadu (4.99%), UP (4.9%), Assam (4.9%), Odisha (3.05%), Chhattisgarh (3.03%), West Bengal (3.02%). – Delhi Bureau