COVID-19 recoveries in India cross 1 crore- mark; recovery rate past 96.36%

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New Delhi (NVI): The total coronavirus recoveries in India have crossed 1 crore-mark and stands at 10,016,859, while the country’s recoveries are the highest in the world, Union Health Ministry said today.

“A total of 19,587 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours, With this, the national recovery rate has further improved to 96.36 per cent,” the Ministry said in a statement.

The gap between active COVID-19 cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing (97,88,776). However, the recovered cases are 44 times the number of active cases, it added.

As of today, the total positive cases of the country are 2,28,083 and comprise merely 2.19 per cent of the total cases.

Meanwhile, 51 per cent of the total recovered cases in India are concentrated in five states namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the statement said.

Currently, the national recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent, following the national pursuit all States and Union Territories have recovery rate more than 90 per cent.

The ministry also said, the country’s recovery rate is the highest in the world, while other countries with higher caseload are reporting lesser recovery rate than India‚Äôs.

“With the expansion in the testing infrastructure, the positivity rate of India has also gone down. The daily positivity rate remains below 3 per cent in the country,” it added.

Around 17 States and UTs have weekly positivity rate more than the national average of India.

Furthermore, the ministry said, as many as 79.08 per cent of the new COVID-19 recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States and UTs.

Out of these, Kerala continues to lead with 5,110 single day recoveries followed by Maharashtra with 2,570 new recoveries, it added.