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New Delhi : There is a steady decline in the number of daily Covid-19 deaths recorded in the country. Less than 300 new deaths are being recorded in the country from the last 12 days.

The effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardised clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels.

The effective implementation by the State/UT governments has resulted in early identification, prompt isolation, and timely clinical management of the hospitalized cases.

Only one new death per million population has been reported in India in the last 7 days. This new achievement is a testament of effective COVID management and response policy of the Central Government, according to a PIB release.

In another achievement, the trajectory of contraction in India’s total active cases continues. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,27,546. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk below 2.2% (2.19%).

The daily recoveries exceeding the daily new cases have ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. 21,314 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours. A net decline of 3,490 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours.

The daily cases in India have been below 20,000 in the recent days. 18,088 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

96 new cases per million population have been recorded in the last 7 days in India.The number of cases is much higher in countries such as Brazil, Russia, France, Italy, USA and UK.

The cumulative recoveries in India has moved further close to 1 crore and was 99,97,272 on January 6, 2021. New Recoveries outnumbering the daily New Cases has also improved the Recovery Rate to 96.36%.

76.48% of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States/UTs. With 4,922 persons recovering from COVID, Kerala has recorded the maximum number of recoveries. Maharashtra has registered another 2,828 daily recoveries while Chhattisgarh has reported 1,651 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Ten States/UTs have contributed 79.05% of the new cases. Kerala has reported 5,615 cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 3,160 new cases while Chhattisgarh has registered 1,021 new cases on January 5, 2021.

73.48% of the 264 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours are from Ten States/UTs. 24.24% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra which reported 64 deaths. Chhattisgarh also saw a fatality count of 25 while Kerala  reported 24 new deaths.

The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel Coronavirus first reported in the UK now stands at 71.