Indias recovery rate touches 75.7% as around 24 lakh cured of COVID
India has been conducting an average of 10 lakh tests every day for the last two weeks. File photo: PTI

India's recovery rate touches 75.7% as around 24 lakh cured of COVID

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India’s recovery rate on Monday (August 24) touched 75.7 per cent as the country had witnessed 23,85,810 recoveries as of 9.30 pm. India had 31,50,632 confirmed cases, while the death toll increased to 58,317, with as many as 44,574 fresh cases and 625 new deaths. So far, 3.59 crore samples have been tested.

Maharashtra reported 11,015 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 6,93,398. The state on August 17 had crossed the mark of six lakh COVID-19 cases and is expected to touch the grim milestone of seven lakh infections on Tuesday (August 25). The state also reported 212 fresh deaths, taking the toll to 22,465.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,967 fresh COVID infections as the tally inched towards four lakh cases while death toll touched 6,614 with 97 fatalities. Of the new cases, Chennai accounted for 1,278 and nearby districts of Chengelpet (306), Kancheepuram (226) and Tiruvallur (320) together logged 852 cases.

Andhra Pradesh’s total infection count increased to 3,61,712 on Monday. The state that until recently boasted a “record low” infection positivity rate has now touched 10.99 per cent, higher than the national average of 8.65 per cent, growing on a daily basis as 8,601 fresh cases were added in 24 hours.

Delhi recorded 1,061 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the city to over 1.62 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 4,313. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the infection rate in the capital is below 10 per cent when he was questioned by reporters over the surge in coronavirus cases over the last week.

With 61 more patients succumbing to COVID-19, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 2,987 in Uttar Pradesh, while 4,677 fresh cases took the tally 1,92,382 on Monday. The case fatality rate in the state was 1.55 per cent, while 2,987 COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the viral disease, so far.

Gujarat’s COVID-19 tally rose to 87,846 on Monday with the addition of 1,067 new cases, the state government said. With 13 people succumbing to the infection, the toll mounted to 2,910. A total of 1,021 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 70,250, it said, adding that the recovery rate stands at 80 per cent.

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally shot up to 81,479 on Monday as 2,949 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the states death toll to 419, a senior health official said. Cuttack registered the highest number of fresh cases at 589, followed by Khurda (474), Jajpur (215) and Ganjam (179), he said.

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rose to 30,178 on Monday as 967 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the states coronavirus death toll to 320, a health bulletin said. The fresh infections have pushed the number of active cases in the state to 9,722, while 20,136 people have recovered from the disease, it said.

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