New Delhi, October 24
Active Covid-19 cases in India remained below the seven lakh mark for the second straight day on Saturday even as total cases rose to 78,14,682.
Of the total disease load, active cases are 6,80,680, which make up just 8.71 per cent of all cases.
The change in the active cases across the states and UTs is varied, the government said today, indicating different stages in the fight against the global pandemic.
Haryana is among states that are controlling active case growth well on a day-to-day basis, said the Health Ministry today, others being Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mizoram, Nagaland, West Bengal and Delhi.
The declining trend of the active cases is complemented by the progressive rise in the number of recovered cases which now stands at 70,16,046.
Of the total recoveries, 61 per cent are in six states and UTs — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, UP and Delhi. Punjab with 23 deaths over the last 24 hours today returned to the table of top 10 states with the maximum 24-hour Covid death burden. — TNS