Around 94,372 new cases and 1,114 new deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours

With close to 80,000 COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours, India’s recovery rate touched a high 77.88 per cent while over 90,000 fresh cases of the disease were also reported during the same period of time.

The data released by the government has suggested that around 78,399 patients were recovered in the past taking the total number of recovered patients to 37,02,595.

Continuing its efforts to test one million people in a day, around 10,71,702 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The statement said, “Focussed, collaborative, responsive & effective measures of early identification through high & aggressive testing, prompt surveillance & tracking coupled with standardised high-quality clinical care have in tandem led to this result.”

According to the data, around 58 per cent of the recoveries were seen in the five states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single day recoveries, the data suggested.

On the other hand, around 94,372 new cases and 1114 new deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours. Out of the total, nearly 57% of the new cases are reported from these five states.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases with 22,084 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. It also reported 391 new deaths. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh reported 10,817 fresh cases and 67 new deaths. Karnataka also reported 10,162 cases and 94 new deaths in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu reported 7,111 fresh cases and 76 new deaths and Uttar Pradesh reported 6786 fresh cases and 67 new deaths in the same period of time.

So far, India has reported 47,54,356 cases of COVID-19 out of which 37,02,595 cases have already recovered and around 78,586 people have lost their lives.