Mizoram and 17 other states and Union territories have recorded recovery rate more than the national average, according to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
Currently, Mizoram's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 91.30 per cent while the highest recovery rate of 96.72 is reported by Daman and Diu and Daman and Nicobar Islands. The other states and UTs with high recovery rate included, Bihar, A&N Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, West Bengal, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa.
Seventy six per cent of the new recovered cases are found concentrated in ten states and UTs. Among them Maharashtra continues to contribute the maximum with more than 17,000 single-day recovery cases.
Comprehensive testing, tracking, quick hospitalization and adherence to the Standard Treatment Protocol has enabled the high recovery rate, the ministry stated.
The total nationwide recovered cases are close to 60 lakhs at 59,88,822. A total of 82,753 patients have recovered and discharged in a span of 24 hours, according to the latest updates by the ministry. With it, the national recovery rate has progressed to 85.81 per cent.
Meanwhile, the 73,272 new confirmed cases were last reported early Saturday. With it, the nationwide cumulative active cases stand at 8,83,185 despite the recent decreasing trend being witnessed.
The total active cases comprise merely 12.65 per cent of the total positive cases of the country. Of the total active cases, 79 per cent are from 10 states and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 12,000 cases followed by Karnataka with nearly 11,000 cases.
As high as 926 new fatalities have been reported. Of these, nearly 82 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs. More than 32 per cent of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (302 deaths).