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COVID-19 recovery rate in India rises to 78.28 pc

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New Delhi, September 15 | COVID-19 recovery rate in India has risen to 78.28 percent as a total of 38,59,399 people have recuperated, exceeding the active cases of coronavirus by 28,69,338 as on date.

Close to half (48.8 percent) of the active cases are concentrated in three states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kerala, and Telangana contribute close to a quarter (24.4 percent) of the active cases, the ministry said.

There are 9,90,061 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprise 20.08 percent of the total caseload, according to the Health Ministry data updated at 8 am.

Of the 1,054 fatalities reported in 24 hours, nearly 69 percent are concentrated in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Delhi.

More than 37 percent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from Maharashtra (29,894 deaths). The state reported 34.44 percent of the deaths in the last 24 hours (363 deaths), the ministry said.

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