NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday registered its highest ever single-day recoveries from COVID-19 with 28,472 people recovering from the infection in a day, even as 37,724 new cases were added in past 24 hours pushing the total tally to nearly 12 lakh confirmed cases on Wednesday.
According to health ministry, of the total 11,92,915 cases, 4,11,133 were active cases, whereas the total number of patients that have recovered so far from the infectious disease stands at 7,53,049.
The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients stood at 63.13%.
The death toll due to the disease rose to 28,732 with 648 fatalities reported in one day.
While the national recovery rate has improved, 19 states and UTs have posted a recovery rate higher than the national average.
Delhi tops the list with 84.83% recovery and all northern states are in the list, including Ladakh 84.31%, which has the second-best recovery in India after Delhi; Haryana 76.29%; Chandigarh 68.97%, Punjab 67.86% and Himachal 64.72%.
“The consistently increasing number of recovered person and growing difference between the active and recovered patients are a testimony that the strategies adopted by the Centre and implemented by the states and UTs are bearing desired outcomes,” health ministry said.
The primary focus has been on early detection through house-to-house surveys, surveillance, contact tracing, effective containment plans, screening of the vulnerable populace and wide-spread testing.


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