Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry said that with a recovery rate of 90 percent Delhi tops following Tamil Nadu on second with 85 percent.
India is continuously increasing COVID testing capacity. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), tests done per million have reached a new peak of over 27000.
According to the Ministry of Health, Bihar ranked third with a recovery rate of 83.80 percent, followed by Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (82.60 percent), Haryana (82.10 percent), Gujarat (80.20 percent), among others.
“Early identification through aggressive testing, comprehensive surveillance and contact tracing, and focus on the timely and efficient clinical treatment of patients have ensured a high number of speedy recoveries. This has also kept the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) low,” the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday in a tweet.
In another tweet, the ministry said, “Many states/union territories have performed better than the national average for recovery rates and fatalities with encouraging figures.”
Many States/UTs have performed better with more encouraging figures than the national average for Recovery Rate and Fatality Rate.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 27, 2020
In the CFR list, Assam topped the list with 0.27 percent, followed by Kerala (0.39 percent), Bihar (0.42 percent) and Odisha (0.51 percent).