India's COVID-19 caseload reaches 82.67 lakh, recoveries surge to 76,03121

Coronavirus Festivals laxity in following protocol behind surge in Delhi cases says Centre

Deaths rose up by 551, taking total mortalities to 121,641, the health ministry said.

There has been a steady decline in the number of deaths in India.

"On a progressive decline, the CFR has dropped to 1.49 per cent as on date".

As many as 21 States/UTs have deaths per million lower than the national average.

The Centre-led strategy of "test, trace, track and treat" has focused on effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on a comprehensive Standard of Care approach which includes use of anticoagulants and non-invasive oxygen, the statement said.

"It was also made a decision to enhance enforcement selectively, accompanied by greater awareness creation through targeted IEC (Information, Education and Communication) campaigns; and ensuring that all cases under home isolation were monitored and shifted to hospitals well in time, before any deterioration in their medical condition", the statement, issued after Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla conducted a Covid-19 review, said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,72,858 cases, including 43,837 deaths, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

77% of these are from 10 States and UTs.

India added 59,454new recoveries the previous day, while 48,268 new infections were reported.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

"Higher number of single-day recoveries is also reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is at present91.34 percent", the ministry underscored.

The slide in active cases is supplemented by an exponential rise in recoveries, it said. According to the government data, India recorded 45,231 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload past 82.29 lakh. "COVID-19 cases are on a declining trend".

Maharashtra reported 6,973 recoveries on Tuesday as opposed to 4,909 new COVID-19 cases.

470 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. The ministry said 74 per cent of the new infections were from 10 states and UTs.

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