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COVID-19: India’s active caseload continues to decline; slumps to 2.25 lakh; recoveries cross 1 crore mark

Friday, 8 January 2021 (16:06 IST)
New Delhi: The active COVID-19 caseload of India stood at 2,25,449 on Friday, the Union Health Ministry update said. The share of active cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk to 2.16 per cent.

“India has been reporting a streak of very low daily new cases. Only 18,139 persons were found positive in the last 24 hours in the country,” the Ministry said.

The steady fall in the new cases has ensured the contraction of the total active cases.

With 20,539 recoveries in the last 24 hours, a net decline of 2,634 cases from the total active caseload was registered. Total recoveries have crossed 1 crore mark recently.

With the consistent rise in the daily recoveries, the number is exponentially increasing. It stands at 10,037,398 on Friday. The recovery rate has also increased to 96.39 per cent.

The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel Coronavirus, first reported in the UK, now stands at 82. (UNI)

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