India's total COVID-19 Recoveries cross the landmark milestone of 50 lakh

With a very high number of COVID patients recovering every single day, India’s steady trend of posting high level of daily recoveries continues. 74,893 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

Meanwhile, over 82,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported across India in the past 24 hours, government data showed, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the country past the 60 lakh-mark.  Over 1,000 deaths were also recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of deaths recorded since the pandemic began past 95,000.  The number of recoveries reported in the past 24 hours is around 74,893, taking the total number of people who have fought off the virus past 50 lakh. India is the second worst-affected country by the Covid pandemic, second only to the United States in the total number of active cases.

India has witnessed a very high level of more than 90,000 recoveries every day in the recent past. The total recovered Cases have outpaced active cases by more than 5 times. With the exponential increase in the recoveries, there is close to 100% increase in recovered cases in one month.The national Recovery Rate has further increased to 82.58%. 15 States/UTs are showing recovery rate more than the national average.

Nearly 73% of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Kerala, Odisha, West Bengal and Punjab. Maharashtra leads the tally with more than 13,000 new cases of recovered patients.

The rise in total recovered cases from 1 lakh in June 2020 has been steep. The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 11 days. The commendable feat has been achieved through an array of calibrated, effective, and cohesive measures led by the Centre and implemented by the State and UT governments. Enhanced medical infrastructure, implementation of Standard Treatment Protocol, and full dedication & commitment of Doctors, paramedics & frontline workers have supplemented all-round efforts under the ‘Whole of Government’ approach.