The tally of active COVID-19 cases in India has come down to 1.84 lakh and comprises just 1.73 per cent of the total infections recorded so far, the Union health ministry said on Monday.
It said Kerala and Maharashtra together account for more than 64.71 per cent of the total active cases in the country.
With 13,203 new instances of the viral infection reported in 24 hours till Monday 8 am and 13,298 recoveries registered during the same period, the total number of active cases receded to 1,84,182 with a net decline of 226.
Kerala accounts for 39.7 per cent and Maharashtra 25 per of the total active cases, the ministry said. During the same 24-hour period, 131 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across India, the lowest in 8 months.
The total recovered cases has surged to 1,03,30,084. The ministry underlined that the gap between recoveries and active COVID-19 cases continues to grow and stands at 1,01,45,902.
It said that 79.12 per cent of new recovered cases are in 9 States and Union Territories. Kerala has reported the maximum 5,173 single-day recoveries, followed by Maharashtra with 1,743 people cured and Gujarat 704. – PTI