India's total COVID-19 recoveries have surged to over 47.5 lakh with 10 states and union territories including Maharashtra, Delhi, and West Bengal accounting for 73 percent of the new recovered cases, the Union Health Ministry said today.
A total of 81,177 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 47,56,164 and pushing the recovery rate 81.74 percent.
Recovered cases have exceeded active cases (9,70,116) by nearly 38 lakh (37,86,048) as on date, the ministry highlighted.
"Spurred by this number of very high recoveries, the national recovery rate continues to follow a rising curve. It stands at 81.74 percent as on date," the ministry said.
It said that 73 percent of the new recovered cases have been reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, and Assam.
Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 17,000 new recoveries. Andhra Pradesh contributed more than 8,000 to the single-day recoveries.
Also, 86,052 new confirmed cases have been reported in 24 hours in the country, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The ministry said 75 percent of the new cases are found to be concentrated in 10 states and union territories -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal, and Telangana.
Maharashtra contributed more than 19,000 to the new cases. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka both have contributed more than 7,000.
Also, 1,141 deaths have been registered in a day with 83 percent of them being from 10 states and union territories -- Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh.
Forty percent of the new deaths reported on Thursday are from Maharashtra with 459 fatalities followed by Punjab and Uttar Pradesh with 76 and 67 deaths, respectively.