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India's Covid-19 active caseload drops below 250,000: Health ministry

The Covid-19 active caseload in India has dropped below 250,000 with the recoveries exceeding new cases and low number of fatalities per day, the Health ministry said on Sunday

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The COVID-19 active caseload in India has dropped below 2.5 lakh with the recoveries exceeding new cases and low number of fatalities per day, the said on Sunday.

"India's present active caseload consists of just 2.39 per cent of India's Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries of 20,923 in the last 24 hours have led to a net decline of 2,963 in the Total Active cases," the said in a statement.

"India's trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped below 2.5 lakh (2,47,220)," the said.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,985 newly recovered cases. A total of 2,110 people have recovered in Maharashtra followed by 1,963 in Chhattisgarh, it said.

Ten States/UTs account for 69.59 per cent of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (51). West Bengal and Kerala follow with 28 and 21 daily deaths, respectively.

The total cases mounted to 1,03,23,965 and the death toll climbed to 1,49,435 with the novel virus claiming 217 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2021. 14:04 IST