India’s COVID-19 recoveries witnesses steep exponential rise – from 50,000 in May to over 57 lakh in October

India scales another peak with Recovery Rate leaping past 85%, Recovered Cases exceed Active Cases by more than 48 lakhs, 18 States/UTs report Recovery Rate more than National Average

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New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that India’s COVID-19 recoveries have witnessed a steep exponential rise – from 50,000 in May to over 57 lakh in October. A high level of more than 75,000 recoveries reported every day. Recoveries are 6.3 times the active cases (currently 13.4% of total cases).


The active caseload of the country has further slid to 13.44% of the total positive cases and is consistently declining.

Matching the rise in the national figure, 18 States/UTs have Recovery Rate more than the national average.  75% of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi. Maharashtra is topping the list with nearly 17,000 recoveries while Karnataka contribute more than 10,000 to the single day recoveries.


A total of 72,049 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. 10 States/UTs account for 78% of the new confirmed cases. Maharashtra continues to lead this tally. It has contributed more than 12,000 followed by Karnataka with nearly 10,000 cases. 986 deaths have been reported across the country in the past 24 hours. 10 States/UTs account for 83% of the deaths in the last 24 hours due to COVID. Of the new fatalities, Maharashtra reported more than 37% of deaths with 370 deaths followed by Karnataka with 91 deaths.

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