India has new record of recoveries – but new cases remain high too

Maharashtra continues to lead the tally as more than 90,000 people are infected in a day

GN Bureau | September 16, 2020


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India once again registered 90,000-plus fresh cases of Covid-19 in a day, even as the number of recoveries too registered a new high – 82,961. The number of those who have recovered so far is now nearly four times higher than the number of active cases.

India continues to record a spate of very high recoveries, and logged in the highest number of single day recoveries in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning. As many as 82,961 Covid patients were cured and discharged from home/facility isolation and hospitals, steeply pushing the Recovery Rate to 78.53%, a health ministry bulletin said.

The 7-day moving average of the Recoveries shows a consistent increase in the recoveries. The total recovered cases stand at 39,42,360.

Nearly 59% of the new recoveries came from five states. In these 24 hours, Maharashtra (19,423) contributed 23.41% of the new recoveries while Andhra Pradesh (9,628), Karnataka (7,406), Uttar Pradesh (6,680) and Tamil Nadu (5,735) contributed 35.5% of the new recoveries.

On the other hand, 27 states/UTs are reporting Recovery Rate more than 70%.

There are 9,95,933 active cases in the country as on date. The gap between the recovered and active cases has touched 29,46,427. The recovered cases are nearly thus 3.96 times the number of active cases.

There are 9,95,933 active cases in the country as on date. As many as 60 percent of such cases are from
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, the 24-hour period also recorded 90,123 new cases – yet another 90,000-plus figure this month. Since the beginning of this month, India has been registering the highest number of new cases per day in the world. The total confirmed cases in the country have reached 50,20,359. With 1,290 deaths in the 24 hours, the number of fatalities so far has touched 82,066.

With 20,482 new cases in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra is leading the tally. This is followed by Andhra Pradesh (8,846) and Karnataka (7,576).  

Banking on the testing-tracking-treating strategy to contain the spread of the coronavirus, India tested 5,94,29,115 samples in the 24 hours.

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