NEW DELHI: The number of people in India who have recuperated from Covid-19 went past 18 lakh on Saturday with a record 57,381 patients discharged in 24 hours pushing the recovery rate to 71.61 per cent, according to the health ministry data.
India's 'test, track and treat' strategy has achieved another peak with 8,68,679 Covid-19 tests done in a 24 hours taking the cumulative tests done till Friday to more than 2.85 crore, the ministry said.
Twelve states and union territories have reported their recovery rates above the national average. In 30 states and UTs the Covid-19 recovery rate is more than 50 per cent, it highlighted.
Delhi has the highest recovery rate of 89.87 per cent followed by Tamil Nadu at 81.62 per cent, Gujarat 77.53 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 74.70 per cent, West Bengal 73.25 per cent, Rajasthan 72.84 per cent, Telangana 72.72 per cent and Odisha 71.98 per cent.
With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, the total number of recoveries have surged to 18,08,936.
"The gap between the number of recovered patients and active Covid-19 cases has increased and crossed 11 lakh (11,40,716 today). This is a result of coordinated efforts of the Centre, state and UTs which has led to a continuous increase in average daily recoveries," the ministry said.
There are 6,68,220 active Covid-19 cases, the actual caseload of the country, which is 26.45 per cent of the total cases. They are under active medical supervision, the health ministry said.
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