New Delhi, Sep 24: India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 57 lakh-mark, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the pandemic, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the data of Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
As many as 86,508 new cases in the past 24 hours added to the total cases of 57,32,519, as per to the updated data.
In fresh signs of a slowdown in the contagion, India has begun to report more coronavirus recoveries each day than new patients.
Patients cured till date now stand at 46,74,987 with the 87,374 fresh recoveries.
The recovered cases exceed the 9,66,382 active cases by more than 37 lakh.
Maharashtra, which remains the state hardest hit by the pandemic, also leads recoveries with more than 20,000 patients having recovered in the past 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh contributed over 10,000 single-day recoveries, the data shows.
The active caseload now accounts for merely 16.86 per cent of the total positive cases.
Seventy-five per cent of the 86,508 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours in the country are concentrated in 10 states and Union territories, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.
The number of novel coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu goes up to 5,63,691, with the State recording 5,692 new infections while 66 more fatalities related to the virus took the death toll to 9,076.
Andhra Pradesh reported 7,855 fresh cases in a period of 24 hours while 52 more patients died taking the death toll to 5,558.
Kerala breached the 6000-mark as its daily count reached to 6,324 in the last 24 hours.
Uttar Pradesh saw a decline in daily Covid-19 positive cases with 4674 cases down from previous 5000-mark.
The fatalities have now reached 91,149 after 1,129 more people lost their lives to the contagion during the period.
A total of 91,149 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 33,886 from Maharashtra followed by 9,010 from Tamil Nadu, 8,266 from Karnataka, 5,506 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,299 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,087 from Delhi, 4,544 from West Bengal, 3,367 from Gujarat, 2,990 from Punjab and 2,077 from Madhya Pradesh.
Globally India, United States and Brazil have reported around 54 per cent of the over 3.11 crore coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University data.
The US has reported the highest number of cases at over 71 lakh, followed by India at nearly 57 lakh and Brazil at over 46 lakh.