"The COVID-19 case fatality rate has been on the slide continuously. At the current figure of 1.52%, it is the lowest since March 22", it highlighted. Of these, almost 82 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.
The Centre continues to support the state and UT governments in the collective fight against the global pandemic.
There was more good news in the regional town of Shepparton, in northern Victoria, where a COVID-19 outbreak had left three people infected and more than 400 of their contacts isolating.
A total of 2,212 dedicated COVID hospitals have been providing quality medical care. With a spike of 62,212 new cases and 837 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 count reached 74,32,681 on Saturday according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The active cases of coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the ministry said.
The tally of active cases on Saturday slightly rose to 22,884 from 22,814 the previous day.
There are 7,95,087 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.70 percent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 65,24,595, according to the data. The recovery rate stood at 87.78% and the mortality rate was 1.52%.
The Ministry said 78% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union territories.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum single day deaths (306 deaths).
Also, 79% of the new infections are from 10 states and Union territories.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 15,76,062 cases, including 41,502 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Maharashtra has reported 337 deaths which comprise more than 37% of the new fatalities.