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Coronavirus | Five States account for 57% of recoveries in last 24 hours

Workers prepare a bed at a quarantine facility for patients diagnosed with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, Maharashtra. File photo.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

In the last 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest coronavirus (COVID-19) recoveries with 11,915 recovered cases. Karnataka and Maharashtra followed with 9,575 and 7,826 recoveries respectively while Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh registered 5,820 and 4,779 recoveries, a release from the Union Health Ministry said. These 5 States together contributed 57% of the recoveries in the last 24 hours.

“India’s total recovered cases have crossed 32.5 lakh on Monday, with 69,564 patients being discharged in the last 24 hours,” the Ministry said.

 

The release added that the Central government’s coordination with local governments to ensure better ambulance services and seamless point-to-point management of patients has led to a high number of COVID-19 patients recovering and being discharged from the hospitals.

“Supervised isolation in homes and facility settings, following effective Standard of Care protocol, has hugely aided recovery of mild and moderate cases,” the Ministry said.

The same five States are also contributing 60% of the total cases with Maharashtra at the top with 21.6%, followed by Andhra Pradesh (11.8%), Tamil Nadu (11.0%), Karnataka (9.5%) and Uttar Pradesh at 6.3%, according to data from the Ministry.

Maharashtra also contributed 26.76% of the active cases followed by Andhra Pradesh (11.30%), Karnataka (11.25%), Uttar Pradesh (6.98%) and Tamil Nadu (5.83%). These five States presently contribute 62% of total active cases.

 

India’s current daily testing capacity has now crossed 11.70 lakh, as per the Ministry which added that the cumulative number of tests is edging towards five crore (4,95,51,507). 7,20,362 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

“As a result of the country-wide ramped up testing, 1,33,33,904 tests were conducted in the last two weeks alone,” said the Ministry.

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