India also conducted a total of 11,99,857 tests in the past 24 hours.

India reached another milestone in terms of COVID-19 recoveries with rate crossing an all-time high of 85 per cent today.

India recorded 82,203 recoveries in the past 24 hours, taking the number of total recoveries to 57,44,693. With this, the recovery rate reached an all-time high of 85.02 per cent, the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggested.

Releasing the data, the ministry said, “The sustained high levels of recoveries have led to further widening of the gap between active and recovered cases. Recovered cases exceed the active cases (9,07,883) by more than 48 lakhs (48,36,810). The recovered cases are 6.32 times the active cases ensuring that the recoveries are consistently rising.”

According to the data, around 75 per cent of the total recovered cases were reported from the 10 states and union territories of Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi.

Of the total recoveries, the maximum number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra. It reported a total of 17,141 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 10,228 recoveries of Karnataka and 6,046 recoveries of Andhra Pradesh.

Tamil Nadu also reported 5,548 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Kerala and Uttar Pradesh each reported over 4,000 recoveries in the same period of time. Odisha and Chhattisgarh and West Bengal reported over 3,000 recoveries each and National Capital Delhi reported 2,997 recoveries.

India also conducted a total of 11,99,857 tests in the past 24 hours.

On the other hand, India reported a total of 72,049 fresh cases of COVID-19 infections and 986 deaths.

Maharashtra again reported the highest number of cases with 12,258 new cases and 370 new deaths in the 24 hours. It was followed by 9,993 cases and 91 new deaths of Karnataka.

Kerala also reported 7,871 new cases and 25 new deaths. Andhra Pradesh reported 5,795 cases and 33 new deaths and Tamil Nadu reported 5,017 new cases and 71 new deaths.

Delhi also reported 2,676 new cases and 39 new deaths.

So far, India has reported 67,57,131 cases of COVID-19 and around 1,04,555 people have lost their lives.