India records highest single-day COVID recoveries of over 65,000 patients

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New Delhi (NVI): A record 66,550 patients of the coronavirus disease were discharged from hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of those cured to past 2.4 million, according to the Union Health Ministry.

India’s COVID-19 recovery rate climbed to 75.91 per cent today, which the government has attributed to “effective implementation of the policy of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively”.

With 60,975 fresh infections and 848 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s infection tally stands at 3,167,323. There are 704,348 active cases, a decline of 6,423 from Monday, and 58,390 people have succumbed to the disease till date.

“Effective clinical management of the patients in the ICUs has been instrumental in keeping the Case Fatality Rate low and on a steady downward trajectory. It has further dipped to 1.85% today,” the ministry stated.

The gap between the number of active cases and those of recovered people further widened to more than 1.7 million, according to the data.

Furthermore, India’s Covid-19 recoveries crossed the one-million mark on July 30 and two-million mark on August 19.

-CHK