Recoveries outnumber new COVID cases

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI): For the fourth time in the last five days, India’s daily COVID-19 recoveries outnumbered new cases, taking the total recoveries to 2,04,32,898, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
The number of people who recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours was 3,53,299, while the number of new cases recorded in the same period was 3,26,098, according to ministry data updated at 8 am. The national recovery rate stands at 83.83 per cent, it said. “It (the daily recoveries) outnumbers India’s daily new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time in the last five days. Ten states account for 70.49 per cent of the new recoveries,” the ministry said.
The data showed that Maharashtra recorded the highest number of recoveries at 53,249 followed by Karnataka (35,879), Kerala (31,319), Uttar Pradesh (26,179), Tamil Nadu (20,037), Andhra Pradesh (19,177), West Bengal (19,131), Gujarat (15,365), Haryana (14,577) and Delhi (14,140). The total tally of cases in the country stands at 2,43,72,907, while 3,890 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,66,207, the ministry said.
It said that the number of active cases has decreased to 36,73,802 and comprises 15.07 per cent of the total infections. There has been a net decline of 31,091 in the number of active cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
The data showed that 11 states cumulatively account for 77.26 per cent of India’s total active cases.
Karnataka has the highest active cases at 5,98,625, followed by Maharashtra (5,21,683), Kerala (4,42,550), Rajasthan (2,12,753), Andhra Pradesh (2,03,787), Tamil Nadu (1,95,339), Uttar Pradesh (1,93,815), West Bengal (1,31,792), Gujarat (1,17,373), Chhattisgarh (1,15,964) and Madhya Pradesh (1,04,444).
The national mortality rate currently stands at 1.09 per cent, the ministry said, adding that the 3,890 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours.

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