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Added on : 2020-08-15 15:40:57

India has recorded another peak of posting the highest recoveries of COVID-19 cases in a single day with 57,381 patients being cured and discharged in the past 24 hours, stated the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. 

"About 32 states/UTs have exceeded the 50 percent mark. 12 states/UTs have exceeded the national Recovery Rate. With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have crossed the 18 lakh mark today (18,08,936)," the ministry said in a press statement.

The number of people in India who have recuperated from COVID-19 went past 18 lakh on Saturday with a record 57,381 patients discharged in 24 hours pushing the recovery rate to 71.61%, according to the health ministry data. India’s ‘test, track and treat’ strategy has achieved another peak with 8,68,679 COVID-19 tests done in a 24 hours taking the cumulative tests done till Friday to more than 2.85 crore, the ministry said.

Twelve states and union territories have reported their recovery rates above the national average. In 30 states and UTs the COVID-19 recovery rate is more than 50%, it highlighted.

Delhi has the highest recovery rate of 89.87% followed by Tamil Nadu at 81.62%, Gujarat 77.53%, Madhya Pradesh 74.70%, West Bengal 73.25%, Rajasthan 72.84%, Telangana 72.72% and Odisha 71.98%.

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