Wed, 21 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- India's federal Ministry of Health Tuesday said the country recorded highest single-day recoveries in the past 24 hours.

"In an unprecedented surge, India has recorded the highest number of single-day recoveries. More than 1 lakh (101,468) new recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country," the ministry said in a statement. "In another landmark achievement, the trend of very high number of single-day recoveries has sustained for the past four consecutive days."

The ministry said the total number of recoveries are nearly 45 lakh.

"With this, the total number of recoveries are nearly 45 lakh (4,497,867). This has resulted in the recovery rate touching 80.86 per cent," the ministry said. "79 percent of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten states, i.e., Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Punjab."

The ministry said Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 31.5 percent of new recovered patients.

"The continuous streak of very high level of recoveries in the country is a testimony of the Centre-led proactive and graded strategy of -- test, track and treat. The effective clinical management and treatment protocols issued by the federal government have been updated from time to time with the emergence of new medical and scientific evidence," the ministry said.

According to ministry, India's low case fatality rate (CFR) currently stands at 1.59 percent.

India is in the grip of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 5,562,663 including 88,935 deaths.

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