National capital Delhi recorded 5,664 new Covid-19 cases on the fifth consecutive . This sudden spike was first reported on October 28 with 5,673 new cases. On October 30, it broke all records registering the highest single-day spike ever with 5,891 cases.The positivity rate, as revealed by the Delhi health department, is 12.69 per cent — much higher than the national positivity rate. In the last 24 hours, 51 deaths have been recorded, which takes the toll of the Capital to 6,562. The total tally of Delhi is 3,92,370.
The number of containment zones has also gone up in the last 24 hours. On Saturday, there were 3,274 containment zones in the Capital. As on Sunday, there are 3,359 containment zones.
The AAP-led Delhi government has already planned to add more beds to its present capacity so that it can handle up to 12,000 cases daily. At present there are 15,775 beds in hospitals, 7,887 beds in dedicated Covid-19 care centres and 527 beds in dedicated Covid-19 health centres.
“The planned escalation includes 1,558 additional beds in Delhi government hospitals, 1,092 additional beds in central government hospitals and 2,241 additional beds in private hospitals.
India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. For the third day after the active cases dropped below the 6 lakh mark after nearly three months, the progressive decline has been maintained .
Presently India’s total active caseload is 5,70,458.
The active cases have dropped to only 6.97% of the total positive cases of the country demonstrating a steady falling percentage of the total cases.
This sustained achievement is the result of collaborative action by States/UTs under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive testing, timely tracking, quick hospitalization and adherence to the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardized quality of medical care across the public and private hospitals and for the home isolation cases.
The trajectory of the active caseload across different States/UTs has been diverse demonstrating their focused efforts and gradual progress in their fight against COVID19. Karnataka has reported a steep decline in the active cases in the past 24 hours.
With the consistent decline in the active cases, the cases per million in India are among lowest in the world. India’s average cases per million stand at 5,930.
17 States/UTs have cases per million lower than the national average.
There has been a steady decline in the number of deaths in India. 470 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. India’s deaths per million population is one of the lowest in the world and stand at 88.
21 States/UTs have deaths per million lower than the national average.
The declining trend of the percentage active cases is commensurately supported by rising percentage of recovered cases. The total recovered cases stand at 74,91,513. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 69 lakh (69,21,055).
With increasing number of recoveries, this gap is continuously widening.
Higher number of recoveries has aided the national Recovery Rate to further improve to 91.54%. 58,684 have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 46,963.
76% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.
Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra have contributed the maximum to the new recovered cases with more