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New Delhi : India has crossed a landmark milestone. The active cases has been maintained below the 10 lakh mark for 14 days. For two straight weeks. the active cases have remained less than 10 lakh.

The Centre-led strategies of “TEST TRACK TRACE TREAT TECHNOILOGY” have been followed by the State/UT governments, as part of the Whole of Government approach. Early identification of the cases through aggressive and accessible countrywide testing combined with other measures such as prompt and efficient tracking and tracing of the contacts have shown results. The Centre has issued the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standard of treatment and cure across various hospitals and health facilities, public and private.

Altogether 76,737 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours in the country whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 74,442. The new recoveries have exceeded the new cases in the recent days. India’s total recoveries was 55,86,703 on October 5, 2020. The higher number of single day recoveries has resulted in sustained increase in the national recovery rate, currently pegged at 84.34%. Seventy-five percent (75%) of new recovered cases were recorded in 10 States and UTs. Maharashtra alone has contributed more than 15,000 to the new recovered cases followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with more than 7,000 cases each.

The active cases in India are 9,34,427. As on date, the active cases contribute only 14.11% to the positive caseload of the country. This is following a progressively downward trend. Ten States/UTs account for 77% of the active cases.

A total of  74,442 new confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the country. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of the new cases are concentrated in ten States/UT. Maharashtra has reported more than 12,000 of the new cases. Karnataka contributed more than 10,000.

According to a PIB release, 903 deaths  have been registered in the past 24 hours and  82% of new fatalities were  reported from 10 States and UTs. Thirty-six percent (36%)  of deaths reported on October 4, 2020, were from Maharashtra with 326 deaths followed by Karnataka with 67 deaths.