Mumbai: In a recent development, India has achieved a huge milestone as it surpassed 80 per cent national recovery rate of Covid-19 cases — the highest in the world by registering over 90,000 recoveries for the third successive day, the government said on Monday.
At least 93,356 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The total recovered cases are close to 44 lakhs (43,96,399), the highest in the world so far.
According to the Ministry of Health, the recovery rate on May 4 was 27.52 percent, while on July 13 it was 63.02 percent, and on September 21 – the recovery rate has reached 80 percent.
Twelve states and union territories have recorded recovery rates higher than the national average. These include Andaman and Nicobar Islands (94.50), D&D & D&N (92.10), Bihar (91.80), Tamil Nadu (89.80), West Bengal (87) Andhra Pradesh (86.50), Delhi (85), Gujarat (84.01), Rajasthan (83) Telangana (82.20) Assam (81.30) and Odisha (81) respectively.
About 79 percent of the new cases recovered are from 10 states/UTs.
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported 20,627 new cases, while Karnataka has reported around 8,191 cases.
Andhra Pradesh added new 7,738 cases, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 5,758, Tamil Nadu has reported 5,516, Kerala has seen 4,716, Odisha is contributing to 4,330 cases while Delhi has reported 3,812 cases. West Bengal has witnessed about 3,177 cases and Madhya Pradesh has reported 2,579 cases.
According to the Ministry of Health, India tops the global figure of the total recovery. It states that it is more than 19 percent of the total share of the world.
COVID19 cases have crossed the figure of over 5.49 million in India with 87,882 deaths.