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India’s total active cases drop below 6 lakh, R value dips to 0.88, recovery rate rises to 91%

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New Delhi: For the first time since August, India’s total number of active coronavirus cases have dipped below the 6-lakh mark. The R value has also remained below 1 for over a month now, dropping to the lowest-ever value of 0.88 this week.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India has now increased to over 91 per cent.

R value

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The R value for India dropped further to 0.88 this week from 0.90 last week. The value of R has remained under 1 since 18 September, driving down the active cases.

Daily Cases

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In the past 24 hours, 48,648 new cases were reported in the country, which is a slight dip from the 49,881 cases registered Thursday.

The figure dipped to a 3-month low Wednesday with 36,470 cases but has been increasing ever since.

Active cases

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The total active Covid cases fell to 5,94,386, dipping below the six-lakh mark for the first time since 6 August — when active cases were 5,95,501.

This accounts for 7.35 per cent of the total cases detected in the country so far. The number of active cases has been reducing since mid-September.

Number of deaths

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The death toll in India now stands at 1,21,090. In the last 24 hours, 563 deaths have been reported — a slight increase from the 517 deaths recorded Thursday.

Mortality rate

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The overall case fatality rate in India has now reduced to 1.49. The case fatality rate in Punjab remains the highest in the country at 3.14. Kerala maintains a low CFR of 0.34 despite having the second-highest number of active cases.

Daily tests

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Over the last 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research increased testing to 11,64,648 from 10,75,760 Thursday. A total of 1,129 government labs and 894 private laboratories across the country are currently operational and reporting data to ICMR.

A total of 10,77,28,088 tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Positivity rate

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The daily test positivity rate is stable at 4.1 per cent — the same as Thursday. The overall TPR, calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, is now 7.5 per cent.

Recovered cases

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A total of 73,73,375 patients in India have recovered from the disease over the course of the pandemic. In the last 24 hours, as many as 57,386 people have recovered.

India’s recovery rate now stands at 91.15 per cent, a slight increase from 90.99 per cent Thursday.

Total cases

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The total Covid cases reported in the country, since the beginning of the pandemic, stand at 80,88,851. This accounts for 17.8 per cent of the total coronavirus cases recorded across the world so far.

High-burden states

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With a total 16,66,668 cases reported in Maharashtra so far, the state has the highest burden of cases in India. The number of active cases in the state — 1,28,149 — is also the highest in the county, as is the state’s death toll, which currently stands at 43,710.

In the last 24 hours, 5,902 people have tested positive for Covid in the state, while 156 people have died due to the infection.

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Karnataka currently has 64,499 active cases, with 4,025 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 8,16,809.

As many as 45 deaths have been reported from the state in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll to 11,091.

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In the last 24 hours, 35 people have died of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu. This brings the total death toll of the state to 11,053.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 7,19,403 Covid cases have been detected in the state. Of these 24,886 are active cases.

In the last 24 hours, 2,652 people have tested positive.

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The Covid death toll in Andhra Pradesh now stands at 6,659 with 16 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The state has 26,268 active cases, with 2,905 people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

In Andhra Pradesh, 8,17,679 people tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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In Uttar Pradesh, a total of 4,77,895 Covid-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

Of these, 24,858 are active cases, while 6,983 people have died from the disease so far.

In the last 24 hours, 1,861 people have tested positive for the virus, while 25 people have died.

Tests and positive cases

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Maharashtra’s test positivity rate reduced to 8.3 per cent from 9.8 per cent Thursday. A TPR above 10 per cent indicates that the state is not conducting enough tests.

Uttar Pradesh has the lowest TPR among the high-burden states — 1.4 per cent.

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