India tops the global figure of total recoveries and accounts for more than 19% of the world total

For the third consecutive day, India recorded over 90,000 single day recoveries from COVID-19 taking the recovery rate to an all-time high crossing 80 per cent.

The data released by the government suggested that 93,356 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours taking the recovery rate to 80.12 per cent. It took the total number of recoveries to 43,96,399, highest in the world.

“India tops the global figure of total recoveries. It accounts for more than 19% of the world total,” a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

According to the data, 79 per cent of the total recovered cases have come from 10 states and Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Telangana.

Around 7,31,534 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

India reported around 86, 961 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 1,130 new deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours. The highest number was reported from Maharashtra followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

While Maharashtra reported 20,627 cases and 455 deaths, Karnataka reported Andhra Pradesh reported over 8,191 cases and 101 deaths. Andhra Pradesh reported 7,738 cases and 57 deaths and Tamil Nadu reported 5,516 cases and 60 deaths. Uttar Pradesh also reported 5,758 cases and 94 deaths.

So far, India has reported 54,87,580 cases of COVID-19 out of which 10,03,299 cases are active while 43,96,399 people have already recovered. Around 87,882 people have lost their lives.