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76% Of New COVID-19 Cases, 86% Fatality Reported From 10 States, UTs In Last 24 Hours, India Has Highest Recovery Rate

A total of 86,961 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours of which Maharashtra has alone contributed to about 20,627 new cases

76% Of New COVID-19 Cases, 86% Fatality Reported From 10 States, UTs In Last 24 Hours, India Has Highest Recovery Rate
Highlights
  • On May 4, India had a recovery rate from COVID-19 at 27.52%, now it’s 80%
  • 12 states, UTs have a COVID-19 recovery rate more than the national average
  • About 79 per cent of the new recovered cases are from 10 states and UTs

New Delhi: At least 76 per cent of the new confirmed COVID cases and 86 per cent fatality have been reported from 10 states including union territories in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday (September 21). A total of 86,961 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which 76 per cent of the new confirmed cases (active cases) are concentrated in 10 States/UTs. In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has alone contributed to about 20,627 new cases, while Karnataka has reported at least 8,191 cases.

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Andhra Pradesh has contributed to 7,738 cases, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 5,758, Tamil Nadu has reported 5,516, Kerala has seen 4,716, Odisha is contributing to 4,330 cases while Delhi has reported 3,812 cases. West Bengal has witnessed about 3,177 cases and Madhya Pradesh has reported 2,579 cases.

As many as 1,130 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours. About 10 States/UTs account for 86 per cent of the deaths in the last 24 hours due to COVID.

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Maharashtra reported 455 deaths followed by Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh with 101 and 94 deaths, respectively. West Bengal has reported 61 fatality, Tamil Nadu has witnessed 60 deaths, Andhra Pradesh has seen 57 mortality, Punjab has reported 56 deaths, Delhi has witnessed 37 fatality followed by Haryana which has registered 29 deaths while 27 people have succumbed in Madhya Pradesh due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

India has crossed the significant landmark of more than 80 per cent national recovery rate of COVID-19 cases — the highest in the world by registering over 90,000 recoveries for the third successive day, the government said on Monday (September 21).

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At least 93,356 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The total recovered cases are close to 44 lakh (43,96,399), so far which is highest in the world.

According to the health ministry, the recovery rate was 27.52 per cent on May 4, while it was 63.02 per cent on July 13, and on September 21 — the recovery rate has reached 80 per cent.

Twelve states and Union Territories have registered Recovery Rate more than the national average. These include Andaman Nicobar Island (94.50), D&D & D&N (92.10), Bihar (91.80), Tamil Nadu(89.80), West Bengal (87) Andhra Pradesh (86.50), Delhi (85), Gujarat (84.01), Rajasthan (83) Telangana (82.20) Assam (81.30) and Odisha (81) respectively.

About 79 per cent of the new recovered cases are from 10 states/UTs.

According to the health ministry, India tops the global figure of total recoveries. It accounts for more than 19 per cent of the world total, it said.

COVID19 cases have crossed over 5.49 million mark in India with 87,882 deaths.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) 

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