Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that he will be addressing the nation today at 6 pm. Although no details are in yet as to what topic the prime Minister is likely to speak on , but is is widely assumed that with the rise in COVID-19 cases with the festival season around could be a topic .
आज शाम 6 बजे राष्ट्र के नाम संदेश दूंगा। आप जरूर जुड़ें।
Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 PM this evening.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 20, 2020
Active cases of COVID-19 in India are less than 10 per cent of the total caseload, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has crossed 67 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 88.63 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. There are 7,48,538 active cases of coronavirus infection as on date which comprise merely 9.85 per cent of the total caseload.
“The slide in active cases is supplemented by an exponential rise in recoveries,” the ministry said. The total recoveries have surged to67,33,328 and exceed active cases of COVID-19 by59,84,790 as on date. “India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally. Today it stands at 1.52 per cent,” the ministry highlighted.
“These have in tandem resulted in consistent slide in the active cases,” it added. This is the result of collaborative, focussed and effective action by states and UTs under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive and high countrywide testing, prompt and effective surveillance and tracking, quick hospitalisation and effective adherence of the Standard Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre, it said. This success is a result of selfless service and dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other COVID-19 warriors across the country, the ministry said.