Bhubaneswar: October 21: 61,775 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country whereas the new confirmed cases are only 54,044. Total cases in the Country increased to 76,51,107. Out of that, 67,95,103 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
Higher number of single day recoveries has resulted in continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is fast approaching 89% (88.81%).
In last 24 hours, 717 persons died due to the pandemic and total death toll rose to 1,15,914. The national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen to 1.51% today.
The Centre has advised States/UTs to aim at bringing down the the CFR to below 1%. Presently 14 States/UTs are reporting Case Fatality Rate less than 1%.
India has sustained its trend of maintaining the active cases below the 7.5 lakh (7,40,090) mark for the 2nd successive day.
(Inputs from PIB)