India’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 78.86%, reflecting that the number of patients getting cured is on a steady rise

India recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries over a 24-hour period on Friday morning with 87,472 patients being cured, taking the cumulative recoveries in the country to 41,12,551, according to official data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The recovery rate now stands at 78.86%. Notably, the country has been reporting daily recoveries of more than 70,000 since the past 11 days, the ministry said.

It stated that there have been 52,14,678 total cases of novel coronavirus, including 10,17,754 as active cases.

Analyzing the data, the ministry said the Recovered Cases are now 4.04 times the number of Active Cases as recoveries outnumber the latter by 30,94,797.

The health ministry mentioned that 90% of the new recoveries had been registered from 16 States and UTs across the country.

It informed that the top five states with high active cases are also the ones which are currently reporting a high level of recoveries.

"59.8% of the active cases are being reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. These states are also contributing to 59.3% of the total recoveries," the health ministry further said.

Moreover, Maharashtra recorded 19,522 new recoveries while Andhra Pradesh includes 10,712 cured cases, followed by Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh with 7268 and 4715 new recoveries, respectively.