With the total number of recoveries outpacing the active cases by more than 17 lakh, the Health Ministry on Tuesday said the “recovered patients are 3.41 times the active cases, as on date.” The recovery rate in India has risen to 75.92 per cent after a record 66,550 patients recovered from COVID-19 in a day.
India’s Covid tally rose to 31,67,324 on Tuesday with 60,975 cases fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 58,390, with 848 new fatalities. Of the total, 7,04,348 are active cases, while 24,04,585 people have been treated and discharged so far. The fatality rate has further declined to 1.84 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
India’s COVID-19 tests per million rose sharply to 26,016 as cumulative tests surged to 3.59 crore, the Health Ministry said on Monday underlining that a key component in India’s COVID-19 response has been early identification of cases by timely and aggressive testing.
Earlier in the day, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a private hospital in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru. On Sunday, he had postponed his visit to flood-hit districts in North Karnataka due to ill-health.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri has said that much of the pre-Covid domestic air passenger traffic could be restored by Diwali. The Centre will allow more flights from locations such as Mumbai and Kolkata, which have had restricted operations so far, Puri said.
Globally, infections have crossed the 23 million-mark with over 8 lakh deaths.