The health ministry attributes this to aggressive testing, comprehensive tracking and efficient treatment

India's coronavirus recoveries have crossed the historic peak of 1.5 million, or 15 lakhs, with the recovery rate of 70%, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Monday.

While the country registered 62,064 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, it also recorded the highest ever single-day recovery of 54,859 in the same time period.

According to government figures, the active cases of coronavirus has now reduced and makes up only 28.66% of the total positive cases.

The number of recoveries is 9 lakh more than the active cases, which is 6,34,945 patients.

The ministry in a statement said, “Recovery of 15,35,743 patients has been made possible because of the policy of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively & treating efficiently. Better ambulance services, focus on Standard of Care and use of non-invasive oxygen have given the desired results”.

The total number of deaths from Covid-19 rose to 44,386 after 1,007 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. However, the government said due to the coordinated efforts of Centre and State/UT governments, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is continuously regressing.

India’s Case Fatality rate, as on date, stands at 2% and it is steadily declining.

According to the government, early identification of cases has also led to steeply falling percentage active cases.

The government in its statement said that India’s COVID-19 infection still remains concentrated in 10 States that contribute more than 80% of the new cases.

“The aggressive testing and tracking through house-to-house surveys and well implemented containment strategies and surveillance in these areas may lead to an initial increase in positive cases. However, well implemented strategies will ensure it reduces over time,” government added.

Total number of India's COVID-19 cases reached 22,15,075 today. This is the fourth consecutive day that the COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 60,000. India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on Friday.

On the testing front too, India saw a decline to 4,77,023 samples on Sunday from over 7 lakhs on Saturday. So far India has tested 2,45,83558 samples as per Indian council of Medical Research.