Kerala surpassed Maharashtra in the tally of new recorded cases with 11,755 new cases

India has reached another milestone in terms of the total COVID-19 recoveries. The number of total recoveries has crossed the 60-lakh mark with close to 90,000 recovering in the past 24 hours. With this, India’s COVID-19 cases have seen a downwards trend.

According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 89,154 recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the total to 60,77,976. It has taken the recovery rate to an all-time high of 86.17 per cent.

Releasing the data, the ministry in a statement said, “Enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by the States/UTs, and total dedication & commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a consistent slide in the number of daily fatalities and a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries.”

Out of the total recovered cases, Maharashtra reported 26,440 recoveries, the highest in all the states of India. While Karnataka saw 8,337 recoveries, Kerala saw 7,570 recoveries. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh reported 6,659 recoveries and Tamil Nadu reported 5,222 recoveries.

The COVID-19 cases in India have seen a downward trend. Around 74,383 new cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours. Around 918 new deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours.

The maximum number of cases were reported from five states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Kerala surpassed Maharashtra in the tally of new recorded cases.

Kerala reported 11,755 new cases and 23 new deaths while Maharashtra reported 11,416 new cases and 308 new deaths, the highest number of deaths. Karnataka reported 10,517 new cases and 102 new deaths. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu each reported over 5,000 new cases. While Andhra Pradesh reported 35 new deaths, Tamil Nadu reported 67 new deaths.

National capital Delhi also reported 2866 new cases and 48 new deaths.

With this, the number of total cases has surpassed the 70 lakh mark and stands at 70,53,806 cases out of which over 60 lakh patients have already recovered and 1,08,334 people have lost their lives.