It took only 11 days for the number of recoveries to increase from 40 lakhs to 50 lakhs, the health ministry

With nearly 85,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has reached an all-time high and crossed 83 per cent. The total recoveries have crossed the 51-lakh mark.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data suggests that around 84,877 recoveries were recorded in the past one day, taking the total recoveries to 51,01,397.

The ministry pointed out that it took 57 days for the number of recoveries to increase from 1 lakh to 10 lakhs. However, it took only 11 days for the figure to go up from 40 lakhs recoveries to 50 lakhs.

According to the data, around 73 per cent of the new recovered cases were reported from ten states and union territories of Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Kerala, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The highest number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra with 19,932 recoveries followed by 7,509 of Karnataka and 7,210 of Andhra Pradesh. Similarly, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported 5,554 and 5,382 recoveries respectively.

Over 4,000 recoveries were reported from Delhi and Odisha each while Kerala reported 3,347 recoveries. West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh also reported over 2,000 recoveries each.

Releasing the data, the ministry in a statement said, “The sustained high level of recoveries has led to further widening of the gap between active and recovered cases. Recovered cases exceed the active cases (9,47,576) by more than 41.5 lakh (41,53,831). The recovered cases are 5.38 times the active cases ensuring that the recoveries are consistently rising.”

Continuing its spree of testing one million samples a day, India conducted around 11,42,811 tests in the past 24 hours.

On the other hand, a total of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country with Maharashtra reporting the highest number of cases.

Around 11,921 fresh cases were reported from Maharashtra and 180 deaths were reported from Maharashtra. Karnataka also reported 6,892 cases and 59 deaths and Tamil Nadu reported 5,589 cases and 70 deaths. While Andhra Pradesh reported 5,487 cases and 37 deaths, Kerala reported 4,538 cases and 20 deaths.

National Capital Delhi also reported 1,984 cases and 37 deaths in the past 24 hours.

With new infections, the number of total infections has crossed 61 lakh mark and has reached 61,45,291 cases and 96,318 people have lost their lives.