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India overtakes USA to become No 1 in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries

New Delhi: In a landmark global achievement, India has overtaken the USA and become the top country in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries.

India has reported the highest number of total recoveries with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431) COVID patients recovered and discharged. India now accounts for close to 19% of the total global recoveries. This has strongly pushed the national Recovery Rate to nearly 80% (79.28%).

The total Recoveries have demonstrated a steep exponential rise.

Centre-led focussed, calibrated, responsive and effective measures of early identification through high & aggressive testing, prompt surveillance & tracking coupled with standardised high quality clinical care have together resulted in this global achievement.

In its determined and resolute fight against COVID-19, India has scaled another peak of registering the highest ever single-day recoveries in last 24 hours. A total of 95,880 recoveries have been recorded. At least 90% of the new recovered cases are being reported from 16 States/UTs.

Of the new recovered cases, about 60% are being reported from five States, viz. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 22,000 (23%) and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 11,000 (12.3%) to the single-day recoveries.

Importantly, 90% of the Total Recovered cases are being reported from 15 States/UTs. The top five States with the maximum caseload viz Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are also nodal for highest number of Total Recoveries.

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