The Union Health Ministry today updating on the current COVID-19 situation in the country said that there are eight states with more than 1 lakh active cases. While there are 10 states with more than 50,000 -1,00,00 active cases, 18 states have less than 50,000 active cases.
The country has recorded more than 4 lakh daily COVID-19 recoveries in a single day for the first time, while new coronavirus infections settled below 3 lakh for the second day.
Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health while addressing the media said that the case positivity rate stands at 14.10% in the country today. Besides, on a better note, the recovery rates has increased by nearly 4 percent in the country, on May 3, recovery rate was 81.7%, which has increased to 85.6%.
He further said that 4,22,436 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, which is the highest-ever for the country. "A clear positive trend can be observed in COVID-19 recoveries," he added.
As per the ministry data, 199 districts are showing continued decline in cases and positivity since last 3 weeks. Mr Aggarwal further revealed that 1.8% of total population of India has been affected by the disease so far. "We have been able to contain the spread of the infection to under 2% of the population," he said.
The Joint Secy revealed that with 2,63,000 cases in the last 24 hours, there has been a decrease of 27% from the highest peak of single-day cases India noted on May 7 (4,14,000).
However, with 4,329 deaths in last 24 hours, India on Tuesday recorded highest fatalities from Covid infection, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
However, there was a bright side as well, as 2,63,533 new cases reported i the same duration -- were the lowest in 26 days. On Monday, the number of Covid cases has come down below the three-lakh- mark for the first time since April 21.
On May 12, India recorded 4,205 Covid deaths, while on May 7, the country had recorded its highest ever cases of 4,14,188.