The gap between recovered and active cases is also increasing consistently and at present stands at 91,67,374.
Ten states/UTs contributed 78.27 per cent of the 24,010 new cases registered in the past 24 hours. Kerala reported 6,185 cases followed by West Bengal with 2,293 and Chhattisgarh which registered 1,661 cases on Wednesday.
Again, a whopping 79.15 per cent of the 355 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours were from 10 states/UTs.
However, the country has sustained a very high recovery rate along with rapidly declining active cases and low mortality rate as a result of the Centre’s focussed strategy and proactive as well as calibrated measures along with the states and UTs, an official release here said.
The continuous contraction of India’s active caseload which stands at 3,22,366 consists of just 3.24 per cent of India’s total positive cases.
India’s recovery rate is among the highest in the world. Against the global recovery rate of 70.27 per cent, India is recording an impressive 95.31 per cent. The US, Brazil, Russia, and Italy are reporting lesser recovery rates.
Eighteen states/UTs have recovery rates higher than the national average.
There were 33,291 new recoveries in the past 24 hours, of which 75.63 per cent were contributed by 10 states/UTs.
With 5,728 persons recovering from Covid, Kerala recorded the maximum recoveries. Maharashtra registered 3,887 daily recoveries while West Bengal registered 2,767 recoveries.
Of the 355 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, 26.76 per cent were from Maharashtra which saw 95 deaths, followed by West Bengal and Delhi which had a fatality count of 46 and 32 repectively.
In a silver lining, India has registered a steady decline in the number of daily Covid deaths. The case fatality rate — one of the lowest in the world — is sustained at 1.45 per cent and is consistently decreasing.