Among the states, Maharashtra has 3,02,135 active COVID-19 cases, Karnataka 1,03,650, Andhra Pradesh 88,197, Uttar Pradesh 68,235, and Delhi 31,721.
Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,15,72,343 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 17th September. Of these, 10,06,615 samples were tested on Thursday.
Covid-19 Bulletin: India has been registering very high recoveries for two consecutive days. More than 82,000 COVID patients have been cured and discharged in the past two days.
India's cases per million population stand at 3,573. COVID-19 deaths per million population of the world stand at 58. Brazil is at 617, USA is at 547 and India's COVID-19 deaths per million population is 58.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu contributed to 35.5 per cent of the new recoveries in the last 24 hours. 27 States and Union Territories are reporting recovery rate more than 70 per cent.
Recovery from coronavirus is maximum in 5 states namely Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Together, they account for 60% of Covid recovery.
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The Health Ministry said that constant increase in recoveries has ensured that actual caseload of the country is on the decline and currently comprises only 20.08% of total positive cases.
According to the Health Ministry, states have to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities in these states and unrestricted intra as well as the interstate movement of oxygen.