India’s COVID-19 recovery rate over 70 percent, more than 60,000 new cases in last 24 hours

India saw more than 60,000 cases of the coronavirus and over 834 deaths in the last 24 hours, even as the rate of recovery improved to 70.37 percent with 56,110 people being discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the country’s tally of total cases went beyond 2.32 million, according to the Union health ministry on Wednesday morning.

According to the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard, there were 60,963 cases and 834 deaths between Tuesday and Wednesday morning which took the number of infections to 2,329,638, the third highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. There have been 633,650 cases in the 12 days and at least 58,000 cases on an average over the past week every day — the highest in the world. The death toll stands at 46,091.

India’s rate of recovery has improved to 70.37% as 1,639,599 people, 56,110 in the last 24 hours, have been discharged from hospitals so far. There are 643,948 active cases, according to the health ministry. The gap between the active and recovered cases is now 995,651. “The TEST, TRACK, TREAT strategy showing desired result- early identification and prompt isolation/hospitalisation aiding exponential growth in recoveries,” the ministry tweeted on Wednesday.