India’s total active COVID-19 caseload has significantly dropped to 2.54 lakh on January 1, the Union Health Ministry update said.
The active cases of COVID-19 recorded in the country on January 1 was 2,54,254. This is the lowest after 179 days. The total active cases were 2,53,287 on July 6, 2020.
The present active caseload consists of just 2.47 per cent of the total positive cases.
Daily new cases of coronavirus in the country in the recent days have been around 20,000.
New cases of COVID-19 declining
The new cases in the last 24 hours were 20,035 whereas 23,181 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
Recoveries outnumbering daily new cases from last 35 days have ensured a consistent decline in active cases.
The total recovered cases are nearing 99 lakh (98,83,461).
The gap between recovered cases and active cases, that is steadily increasing, has crossed 96 lakh and presently stands at 96,29,207.
The difference in the new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 96.08 per cent on January 1.