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A Reason To Cheer As COVID Recoveries In India Exceed Total Active Cases By Over 15 Lakh

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Shweta Sengar
Shweta SengarUpdated on Aug 23, 2020, 13:13 IST

While India remains third worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic, its COVID numbers are a reason for some cheer.

India has achieved a record high of 63,631 recoveries in a day, the Health Ministry said.

The daily tests on Saturday scaled a new high of more than 10 lakh, taking the cumulative tests to more than 3.4 crore.

According to the ministry, the country has recorded 69,878 new coronavirus infection cases in a single day taking the total tally of cases to 29,75,701. In the last 24 hours, 945 people lost their lives due to Covid-19 infection taking the total death tally to 55,794 cases.

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In all of this, the silver lining is that India's total recoveries has exceeded the total active cases, which stand at 6,97,330, by more than 15 lakhs.

The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 23.43 per cent of the total positive cases.

"With this high number of COVID-19 patients recovering and being discharged from the hospitals and home isolation, the Recovery Rate has reached 74.69 per cent. This has also led to declining Case Fatality Rate, which stands at a new low of 1.87 per cent today," a ministry official was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.


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