Active COVID Cases in India saw a spike of 75,809 Cases in the last 24 hours according to the figures of Health Ministry. The ministry has also added that India’s COVID-19 cases per million stand around 3,102 which is among the lowest in the world.
The data also shows that 5 states—Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu account for the major chunk of the country’s active COVID cases. These five states account for 62%.
5 states account for 62% of total active cases:
Maharashtra – 26.85%
Andhra Pradesh – 11.08%
Karnataka – 10.98%
Uttar Pradesh – 7.03%
Tamil Nadu- 5.8%
Rest of the Country – 38.26%
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry said that the case fatality rate is continuously declining. He added that it was at 2.15% in the first week of August, which now stands at 1.70%.
According to the government data, the cumulative tests have surpassed 5 crores on Sept 7, as 10,98,621 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. WHO has advised countries to conduct 140 tests per day per million population for comprehensive surveillance for suspect cases. The average week-on-week data for India shows a rising improvement on this front.