India's recovery rate touches 63 per cent as more get cured of Coronavirus

Updated: 14 July, 2020 08:22 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

Nation records single-day spike of 28,701 COVID-19 cases and 500 deaths

A medic attends to a patient at CWG Village COVID Care Centre near Akshardham in New Delhi. Pic/PTI
A medic attends to a patient at CWG Village COVID Care Centre near Akshardham in New Delhi. Pic/PTI

India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 Coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday.

According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the COVID-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil. During the last 24 hours, 2,19,103 samples were tested.

As on date, more than 1,194 labs have enabled people to undergo Coronavirus tests. Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 2,54,427 cases and 10,289 casualties followed by Tamil Nadu with a total of 1,38,470 cases, including 1,966 deaths. With 1,573 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capital recorded a total tally of 1,12,494 cases, including 3,371 deaths.

'Karnataka's fatality rate lower than nation's'

Karnataka's COVID-19 recovery rate is lesser than the national average, below 40 per cent, though it boasts of a lower fatality rate than the national average, a minister said on Monday. The southern state's recovery rate is 39.67 per cent, compared to the national recovery rate of 62.92 per cent, said Medical Education Minister, K Sudhakar. Karnataka is currently grappling with 38,843 cases, out of which 22,746 are active. However, it is heartening to know that the state's fatality rate is lower than the national average. "State's fatality rate stands at 1.76 per cent," said Sudhakar.

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First Published: 14 July, 2020 08:05 IST

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