INDIA. India continues to occupy the top position globally in terms of COVID-19 recoveries. According to the reports, the total number of COVID-19 cases have drastically reduced in just two months.
With 53,285 people recuperating from COVID-19 in a day, the total number of recoveries has surged to 75,44,798. However, the country also recorded 45,321 new cases on the same day. In a statement, the Union Health Ministry of India said, “In a span of just two months, the percentage of active cases have reduced more than three times. On September 3, the percentage of active cases was 21.16 percent.”
Meanwhile, there are 5,61,908 active COVID-19 cases in India. But, the number of active cases remained below six lakh for four days in a row. The COVID-19 recovery rate in India has now reached to 92.09%. Of the new recovered cases registered in a day, 78 percent are from 10 states and Union Territories (UT).
India has seen an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests since January 2020. Expanded testing has led to early identification and appropriate treatment of COVID-19. The country’s testing capacities have multiplied manifold with 2,037 laboratories across the country. Along with that, collaborative efforts of the Centres, state, and Union Territories have played a vital role in this progress. Kerala and Karnataka have witnessed the highest number of COVID-19 recovery cases.
According to the reports, 80 percent of the 45,231 new infections are concentrated in 10 states and UTs. Kerala surged to first place with 7,025 new cases while Delhi and Maharashtra, both reported more than 5,000 daily new cases. Around 496 deaths have been registered in a day with 10 states and Union Territories accounting for 82 percent of new fatalities, the ministry said.