In a new landmark, Covid-19 recoveries in India cross the 10-million mark
The country's daily Positivity Rate has also gone down and remains below three per cent
India has crossed a significant milestone in its fight against Covid-19 on Thursday as the total cumulative recoveries have crossed the 1 crore (10 million) mark and now stand at 10,016,859. The country’s recoveries are the highest in the world.
Notably, 19,587 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. The national Recovery Rate has further grown to 96.36 percent. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 97,88,776.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total positive cases of the country today are 2,28,083 and comprise merely 2.19 percent of the total cases. Of the total recovered cases, 51 percent are concentrated in the five states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
“India’s Recovery Rate is the highest in the world. Countries with higher caseload are reporting a lesser Recovery Rate than India’s,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Notably, 79.08 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union Territories.
Kerala continues to lead with 5,110 single day recoveries followed by Maharashtra with 2,570 new recoveries.
“With the expansion in the testing infrastructure, the Positivity Rate of India has also gone down. The daily Positivity Rate remains below 3 percent,” the statement read.
India reported 20,346 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours and out of them, 83.88 percent are from 10 States and Union Territories.
In the last 24 hours, Kerala has reported 6,394 cases followed by Maharashtra which recorded 4,382 new cases while Chhattisgarh has registered 1,050 new cases.
Meanwhile, 222 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, 67.57 percent are concentrated in six states and UTs.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum single-day deaths with 66 deaths in the last 24 hours. Kerala also saw a fatality count of 25 while West Bengal reported 22 new deaths.