The current death toll due to coronavirus in the country rose to 77,472 after 1,201 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours. It said, more than three fourth of the total cases have recovered whereas less than even one fourth remain as active Cases.
India's COVID-19 tally of cases mounted to 47,54,356 with 94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 78,586 with 1,114 people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Mumbai on Saturday reported 1,297 fresh cases of coronavirus, and with that, the total number of positive cases surged to 72,287.
Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries, it said. "With this, the total number of recoveries has touched 3,702,595 taking the recovery rate to 77.88 per cent", said the Ministry in a statement. "More than 3/4 of total cases (more than 36L) recovered & discharged", the tweet also read.
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India has long breached US' single day tally of cases, but the U.S. still holds the single day deaths record of 2,494 on April 15.
IT can be seen that there are over one million active cases with almost 74 per cent of them in the nine most affected states.
The Health Ministry has informed that the sustained high recovery rate is fuelled by 9 States and Union Territories reporting recovery rate of over 80 per cent which includes Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat among others.
The research paper's findings were in line with similar surveys conducted by large cities including New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, which found that a much higher per centage of people were likely infected, compared to the number of confirmed cases.