NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 7: India reports 72,049 new COVID cases and 986 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload on Wednesday to 67,57,132, according to the data by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
There are 9,07,883 active COVID cases in the country so far. With 986 deaths, the toll due to the disease now stands at 1,04,555.
The recovery rate of India has jumped past 85% today with the continuous streak of high number of recovered COVID cases being reported in the past few weeks.
82,203 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country while the number of new confirmed cases stands at 72,049. The total number of recoveries has touched 57,44,693.
The sustained high levels of recoveries have led to further widening of the gap between active and recovered cases. Recovered cases exceed the active cases (9,07,883) by more than 48 lakh (48,36,810). The recovered cases are 6.32 times the active cases ensuring that the recoveries are consistently rising.
Matching the rise in the national figure, 18 States/UTs have Recovery Rate more than the national average.
75% of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi.
State-wise Tally —