The national recovery rate of people infected with Covid-19 now stands at 63.14%, according to official data

The number of patients recovering from Covid-19 continues to grow, with the last 24 hours seeing 29,557 patients being cured and discharged - the highest single-day number so far.

This is the second day in a row that the number of Covid-19 recoveries has shown a sharp increase. The number was 28,742 on Wednesday.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning, the total number of patients who have been cured so far stands at 7,82,606. In other words, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients now stands at 63.14%.

With the total number of active Covid-19 cases now touching 4,26,167, the gap between recovered and total active cases has now risen to 3,56,439.

Another positive trend is the steadily declining Case Fatality Rate (CFR), or the number of deaths for every 100 people confirmed to be infected with Covid-19. The figure came down to 2.41% on Thursday.

Figures released by the health ministry show that Maharashtra continues to have the highest number of people with Covid-19 infections in the country, with 137,282 cases.

It is followed by Tamil Nadu with 51,765 cases and Karnataka with 47,075 patients.

Delhi, which had witnessed a spike in cases through May and the initial days of June, now has 14,954 active cases. The number of patients who have been cured of the infection and discharged from hospitals or home isolation has touched 107,650. This is over 85% of the total cases of Covid-19 cases that have been reported in the national capital so far.

According to the health ministry, sustained efforts by the centre as well as state and union territory governments have resulted in more effective containment, aggressive testing, and prompt and efficient clinical treatment strategies.

The centre has also been intervening, where needed, by sending teams of experts to areas witnessing increase in caseload.