With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, India’s COVID-19 total recoveries crossed 27 lakh on Sunday, the Union health ministry said.
A total of 64,935 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate in the country to 76.61 per cent.
It said the number of patients recovering is on a steady rise over the past several months. The number of recoveries in India today exceeds the active cases by 3.55 times, the ministry claimed.
India has posted nearly 19.5 lakh recoveries more than the active cases (765302, which are under active medical care). The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, continues to decline and currently comprises only 21.60 per cent of the total positive cases, the ministry said, adding that this has aided the fast widening gap between the number of patients recovered and the active cases.
Earlier in another statement, the ministry claimed that for the first time, a record number of more than 10.5 lakh COVID tests have been conducted in a single day.
With 10,55,027 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has further strengthened the national diagnostic capacity of testing more than 10 lakh samples daily. With this achievement, the cumulative tests have crossed 4.14 crore, according to the ministry.