India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves further, tops 85%

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus recoveries have reached nearly 58 lakh and stands at 57,44,693, pushing the recovery rate to 85 per cent and crossed another milestone in the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

In an official statement, the Ministry said that, “The national recovery rate has jumped past 85.00 per cent today with the continuous streak of high number of recovered cases being reported in the past few weeks.”

“82,203 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours. With this, the total recovered cases stands at 57,44,693,” it added.

This has bolstered and sustained India’s global position at the country with the maximum number of recoveries.

Meanwhile, as India records more recoveries than the new cases, the gap between recovered cases and the active cases is further widening.

“The recovered cases exceed the active cases (9,07,883) by more than 48 lakh (48,36,810),” the ministry said. However, the recovered cases are 6.32 times the active cases ensuring that the recoveries are consistently rising.

This has also ensured that the active caseload further sliding to 13.44 per cent of the total positive cases. This has sustained on its steady declining path.

Following the national figure, 18 States and UTs have recovery rate more than the national average.

Moreover, about 75 per cent of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten States, which include Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi, the ministry noted.

“Maharashtra is topping the list with nearly 17,000 recoveries, followed by Karnataka which contribute more than 10,000 to the single day recoveries, it said.

Furthermore, over 980 case fatalities have been reported across the country in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

“Ten states and UTs account for 83 per cent of the deaths in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19. Of these, Maharashtra reported more than 37 per cent of deaths with 370 deaths followed by Karnataka with 91 deaths,” it added.

-RJV