Active cases of COVID-19 in India settled below the 7.5-lakh mark for the third successive day, while the national case fatality rate (CFR) has dropped to 1.51%, taking the recovery rate closer to 90 percent, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
Meanwhile with 55,838 fresh covid-19 infections, India’s total cases surge to 77,06,946. With 702 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,16,616.
The Centre has advised states and UTs to aim at bring down the CFR below 1%
There are 7,15,812 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.29% of the total caseload, the data stated. With a high number of COVID-19 patients recovering every day, India’s steady trend of posting high levels of daily recoveries also continues.
A total of 79,415 recoveries have been registered in a span of 24 hours in the country whereas 55,838 new infections were reported during the same period, the ministry said.