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New Delhi : The focused efforts of Centre and State/UT governments on effective clinical management of the hospitalised cases have ensured sustained decline in India’s Fatality Rate which was 1.44% on January 10, 2021. With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care Protocol across government and private hospitals, the number of new deaths have dipped. Less than 300 new deaths are being recorded in the country for the last 16 days.

As part of the COVID management and response policy, there has been a sharp focus of the Central Government on not only containing the COVID, but to reduce deaths and to save lives by providing quality clinical care to the critical and severe patients.  Collaborative efforts of the Union and State/UT governments have resulted in strengthening of the health facilities across the country.

India has one of the lowest Deaths per Million population (109). Countries like Russia, Germany, Brazil, France, USA, UK, and Italy, have much higher deaths per million population.

India’s present active caseload of 2,23,335 accounts for just 2.14% of India’s Total Positive Cases. A recovery of 19,299 cases in the last 24 hours has ensured a decline of 855 cases from the Total Active Caseload. The figure shows the change in the Active Cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded maximum positive change with an addition of 1,123 cases whereas Rajasthan shows maximum negative change with a drop of 672 cases.

Active Cases per million population in India are amongst the lowest in the world. The number for India is 162 whereas countries like Brazil, Russia, Germany, Italy, UK, and USA have much higher active caseload per million population.

The total recovered cases was  10,075,950 on January 10, 2021The Recovery Rate has improved to 96.42% and  79.12% of the new recovered cases is contributed by ten States/UTs. Kerala saw 5,424 persons recovering from COVID. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh reported 2,401 and 1,167 new recoveries respectively.

18,645 cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Ten States/UTs have contributed 82.25% of the new cases. Kerala reported 5,528 cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 3,581 new cases while Chhattisgarh reported 1,014 daily cases on January 9, 2021.

73.63% of the 201 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from Seven States/UTs. Maharashtra reported maximum deaths with 57 deaths. Kerala also saw a figure fatality count of 22 followed by 20 in West Bengal, according to a PIB release. A total of 90 samples have been found to be positive with the new UK variant genome.