COVID-19: India maintains top global ranking with maximum recoveries crossing 75 lakhs
The cumulative tests have crossed the 11-crore mark to reach 11,07,43,103
India continues to occupy the top global position as the country with the maximum number of recoveries. With around 53,285 recoveries in the past 24 hours, the number of total recoveries crossed the 75-lakh mark to reach 75,44,798, the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suggested.
Out of the total recoveries, the maximum was recorded in 10 states and union territories. The highest number of recoveries were reported from Kerala which reported 8,511 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 8,053 of Karnataka.
National Capital Delhi also reported 4,159 recoveries while West Bengal reported 4,053 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Similarly, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh also reported over 3,000 recoveries each while Uttar Pradesh reported 2,388 recoveries. Odisha and Rajasthan also reported close to 2,000 recoveries each.
With this, the number of active cases in the country has further come down to 5,61,908 which accounts for 6.83 per cent of the total positive cases in the country.
The Health Ministry in a statement said, “In a span of just two months, the percentage of active cases have reduced more than 3 times. On 3rd September, the percentage active cases were 21.16%.”
Apart from that, India has also ramped up its testing facility. The cumulative tests have crossed the 11-crore mark to reach 11,07,43,103. Out of these, 8,55,800 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
“India has demonstrated an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests since Jan 2020. Expanded testing has led to early identification and appropriate treatment,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry further said, “The country’s testing capacities have multiplied manifold with 2037 labs across the country and with collaborative efforts of the Centre and State/UT governments.”
On the other hand, India reported around 45,321 cases and 496 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum number was reported from Kerala with 7,025 cases and 28 deaths.
The second highest number of cases were reported from Delhi which reported a total of 5,664 cases and 51 deaths in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra also reported a total of 5,369 cases and 113 deaths.
West Bengal and Karnataka also reported over 3,000 cases each. While 59 people lost their lives to COVID-19 in West Bengal, around 24 people died of the disease in Karnataka.
So far, India has reported 82,29,313 cases of COVID-19 and around 1,22,607 people have lost their lives.