India’s Covid recoveries cross 47.5 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus recoveries have crossed the 47.5 lakh mark and stands at 47,56,164 and crossed another milestone in the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

“More than 47.5 lakh (47,56,164) patients have been cured so far, after 81,177 patients recovered in the last 24 hours,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

However, the recovered cases have exceeded active cases (9,70,116) by nearly 38 lakhs (37,86,048) today, it added.

The ministry informed that, induced by this number of very high recoveries, the national recovery rate continues to follow a rising curve and stands at 81.74 per cent as of today.

“Around 73 per cent of the new recovered cases have been reported from ten States and UTs, which includes Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam,” it said.

Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 17,000 new recoveries followed by Andhra Pradesh which contributed more than 8,000 to the single day recoveries.

Moreover, 75 per cent of the new cases are found to be concentrated in ten states and Union Territories s. Maharashtra contributed more than 19,000 to the new cases. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka both have contributed more than 7,000, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, 1,141 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours and 83 per cent of these are from 10 States and UTs.

“40 per cent of the new deaths reported yesterday are from Maharashtra with 459 deaths followed by Punjab and Uttar Pradesh with 76 and 67 deaths, respectively, it added.

-RJV