Over 95,880 Covid patients showed signs of recovery in the last 24 hours, a record-figure, while 93,337 new infections added in to pitch total cases rampant at over 5.3 million.
More than 4.2 million have recovered from the virus so far, according to the Health Ministry’s supplied data.
India’s recovery rate now stands at 79.28 per cent – the highest in the world, surpassing that of US, even as India’s infection tally remains resolutely at the second worst-hit globally.
The country doubled down on its testing in the month of August, raising the bar to a total of 62.4 million tests, with 881,000 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
“India has maintained a sustained path of reporting a very high number of recoveries,” the ministry claimed, citing figures. “This is the result of focused strategies.”
Allowances for a rational use of ‘investigational therapies’ like Remdesevir, and several in-place measures like proning, use of high-flow oxygen, and non-invasive ventilation, have worked towards the recovery of COVID patients.
Around 1,247 deaths linked to the virus, have also been recorded in the past day, with the total number of fatalities now at 85,619.
Maharashtra still bears the highest infection rate in all of India and the government has moved to extend a ban on large gatherings in the state capital, Mumbai, till September 30.
[Sourced from Agencies]