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Covid-19 recoveries in India are now six times more than active cases

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that India's recoveries are more than six times the active cases as the country currently sees more than 75,000 daily recoveries.

Residents hold a man as a health worker (R) collects a swab sample from him to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a community gym centre on the outskirts of Hyderabad on October 8, 2020. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

India has registered 78,524 fresh Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the country to 6.83 million. 971 Covid-19 related deaths have been also reported over the past 24 hours raising the death toll to 105,526.

India's recovery rate has recently soared past 85% with the ministry of health and family welfare announcing today that recoveries are now 6.3 times active cases in the country. Over 75,000 recoveries have been reported on a daily basis meanwhile India managed to maintain the number of active cases below a million for more than two weeks.

The number of recoveries has leaped from 50,000 in May to over 5.7 million in October "India's COVID recoveries have witnessed a steep exponential rise - from 50,000 in May to over 57 lakh in October. A high level of more than 75,000 recoveries reported every day. Recoveries are 6.3 times the active cases (currently only 13.4 percent of total cases)," the ministry tweeted.

Airlines may be allowed to operate 75% of pre-Covid-19 flights

In other news, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday airlines may soon be allowed to operate a maximum of 75% of their pre-Covid scheduled domestic flights if the absence of infection among passengers can be maintained during the next 7-10 days. “Our internal thinking is that we will watch it for another week or 10 days…If the figures (of passengers traveling) continue to be healthy, we would open domestic civil aviation to 75 percent of the pre-Covid levels,”.

On 2 September, the government allowed airlines to resume 60% of their pre-Covid-19 domestic flights operations.