India has carried out 5,18,04,677 tests so far, out of which 11,54,549 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours

India recorded the highest single day recoveries of nearly 75,000 in the past 24 hours taking the recovery rate to a new high of 77.77 per cent. Over 89,000 fresh infections of COVID-19 were also reported during the same period.

According to the latest data released by the government, a record 74,894 patients recovered from the infection taking the total number of recoveries to 33,98,844. With this, the recovery rate also jumped to 77.77 per cent.

The government in a statement said, “The total number of recoveries on a weekly basis has increased from 1,53,118 during the third week of July to 4,84,068 in the first week of September 2020.”

India also reached another milestone in COVID-19 testing by conducting over 11.5 lakh COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours. India has done 5,18,04,677 tests so far out of which 11,54,549 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

“India is one of the few countries that have reported very high numbers of daily testing. The daily testing capacity has already crossed 11 lakhs. With 11,54,549 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has further strengthened the national diagnostic capacity,” the statement said further.

The statement said that India has undertaken rigorous testing measures and from having just one testing lab in Pune in January, India now has a total of 1678 labs including 1040 in government sector and 638 in private sector. Out of the total, 854 labs are Real-Time RT PCR based labs, 703 are TrueNat based testing labs and 121 are CBNAAT based testing labs.

In the past 24 hours, India reported 89,706 fresh cases of COVID-19 infections and 1,115 new deaths. Out of these, 60 per cent cases were reported from just five states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

The highest number of cases were reported from Maharashtra with 20,131 new infections followed by 12,927 of Andhra Pradesh. Similarly, Karnataka reported 8,032 fresh cases while Tamil Nadu reported 7,688 fresh cases. Uttar Pradesh reported 6,622 fresh cases.

The country has a total of 8,97,394 active COVID-19 cases on date, out of which 61 per cent are contributed from these five states, the data suggested.

“Maharashtra is leading this tally with more than 2,40,000 whereas Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh follow with more than 96,000 each. Five States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu contribute 61% of the total active cases,” the statement said.

So far, India has reported a total of 43,70,128 fresh cases out of which 33,98,844 patients have already recovered while 73,890 people have lost their lives.