Active Covid cases dip below 2 lakh after 218 days | India News

Active Covid cases dip below 2 lakh after 218 days | India News

Active Covid cases in India dropped below 2 lakh on Saturday for the first time in 218 days since the early days of the second wave.
A day after Dussehra and Vijayadashami celebrations, India reported 14,060 fresh cases as against 19,286 recoveries (with Jharkhand numbers not available till midnight).
The count of active cases in India, which stood at 2,01,632 on Saturday morning as per the Union health ministry website, had dropped to just over 1.9 lakh by late night. This was the first time since March 12 this year — the early days of the second wave — that the count of active cases had dipped below the two-lakh mark. After the first wave, active cases had dropped to a low of around 1.3 lakh on February 12 before touching a peak of 36.8 lakh by May 14.
Meanwhile, there were 146 deaths from the virus reported from across the country on Saturday, the lowest daily toll since March 15 this year.
At 1,553, Maharashtra reported its lowest daily case count in 17 months. It had last recorded a lower tally of daily cases on May 13, 2020, when 1,495 fresh cases were detected.
Kerala saw 7,955 new cases, with its daily test positivity rate finally dropping below 10%, to 9.9% on Saturday. Bengal logged 443 new cases on Saturday while Odisha’s tally was 358.

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