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Coronavirus | India tops in global COVID-19 recoveries

Ward boys, support staff cheer for patients discharge after recovered from corona at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Dharavi, Mumbai. File   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe

India has overtaken the U.S. and become the top country in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries, said the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, adding that the country has reported the highest number of total recoveries, with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431) COVID-19 patients having recovered.

“India now accounts for close to 19% of the total global recoveries. It has registered the highest-ever single-day recoveries in the last 24 hours. A total of 95,880 recoveries have been recorded. 90% of the new recovered cases are being reported from 16 States/UTs, including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Delhi,’’ the release said.

Of the new recovered cases, about 60% are being reported from five States — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Maharashtra alone has contributed more than 22,000 (23%) and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 11,000 (12.3%) to the single-day recoveries. 90% of the total recovered cases are being reported from 15 States/UTs.

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“The top five States with the maximum case load — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh — are also nodal ones for the highest number of total recoveries,” said the Ministry.

The Ministry added that AIIMS, Delhi had been hand-holding States for enhancing the clinical management skills of doctors in the ICUs, through the ‘National e-ICU on COVID-19 Management’ and Centres of Excellence.

“Held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, the sessions have aided in substantial increase of the total nationwide recovered cases and maintaining a low and steadily declining mortality rate. 19 such National e-ICUs have been held covering 249 hospitals of 28 States/UTs across the country, till date,’’ said the Ministry.

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