India overtook USA on 19th September to become the leading country in terms of coronavirus recoveries. With this India accounts for 19% of the total global recoveries while accounting for a national recovery rate of nearly 80% despite reaching a tally of 53,14,197 Covid-19 cases.
As of 21st September, the health ministry has reported more than 87,392 cases, taking India’s total cases to 54,91,410. With a recovery of 92,926 patients, the total number active cases saw a third day consecutive drop of -6,691 cases. However, the overall active cases stand at 10,07,161.
More than 60% of the daily recoveries are reported from 5 states: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh while 90% of the total recovered cases have been reported from 15 states and Union Territories. The ministry has further added that the top 5 states with highest recoveries are also nodal for the highest number of total cases.
A review meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba along with Chief secretaries of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Chandigarh, West Bengal, Telangana, Kerala, Punjab and Delhi was held on Saturday.
Notably, these states and UTs comprise 80% of the Covid-19 cases. The meeting focused on analyzing district level health facilities and effectively plan and manage logistics related to Oxygen Supply. The state representatives were urged to analyze mortalities district and hospital wise for identification of critical areas on intervention while directing them to ensure the states make optimal utilization of real time-PCR capacity.