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New Delhi : The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active Covid-19 cases continues. The active caseload of the country was 2,83,849 on December 24, 2020. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 2.80%. A net decline of 5,391 cases from the total active caseload was registered in the last 24 hours.

Daily recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases since nearly a month (27 days). In the last 24 hours, only 24,712 persons were found to be COVID positive in the country. During the same period, 29,791 new recoveries were registered ensuring drop in the Active Caseload. India has recorded less than 30,000 daily new cases continuously for the last 11 days.

Total Recoveries are nearing 97 lakh (96,93,173). The Recovery Rate has also increased to 95.75%. 79.56% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 7,620 newly recovered cases. 4,808 people recovered in Kerala in the past 24 hours followed by 2,153 inWest Bengal, according to a PIB release.

76.48% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,169. It is followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal with 3,913 and 1,628 new cases respectively.

312case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Ten States/UTs account for 79.81of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (93).West Bengal and Kerala follow with 34 and 22 daily deaths respectively.Daily deaths in India are on a sustained decline. Less than 400 daily deaths have been registered for the last 1days.