New Delhi, July 05: India on Sunday recorded the third highest coronavirus case in the world, overtaking Russia (6.81 lakh). Worldwide, the United States has registered the most number of cases so far (27.8 lakh), according to a Reuters tally. Brazil is the second worst-hit nation with over 15 lakh cases. India's case count mounted to 6.97 lakh according to covid19india.org.
There are currently 2,52,402 active cases in India. The death toll is 19,699. As many as 4,24,855 have recovered till date.
Twenty-one states and UTs, including Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, have a COVID-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 60.77 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
During the last 24 hours, a total of 14,856 COVID-19 patients have been cured.
"This takes the national recovery rate amongst COVID-19 patients to 60.77 per cent," the ministry had said earlier today.
"There are 21 states and UTs with a recovery rate more than the national average," it had stated.
These 21 states and UTs are Chandigarh (85.9 per cent), Ladakh (82.2 per cent), Uttarakhand (80.9 per cent), Chhattisgarh (80.6 per cent), Rajasthan (80.1 per cent), Mizoram (79.3 per cent), Tripura (77.7 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (76.9 per cent), Jharkhand (74.3 per cent), Bihar (74.2 per cent), Haryana (74.1 per cent), Gujarat (71.9 per cent), Punjab (70.5 per cent), Delhi (70.2 per cent), Meghalaya (69.4 per cent), Odisha (69.0 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (68.4 per cent), Himachal Pradesh (67.3 per cent), West Bengal (66.7 per cent), Assam (62.4 per cent), and Jammu and Kashmir (62.4 per cent).