"New recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for the fifth consecutive day," it said, adding, "India has the highest recovered cases in the world. It contributes 19.5 per cent to the global recoveries."
Seventeen states and UTs have more new recoveries than new cases.
Seventy-five percent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka , Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Haryana.
Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 20,000 new recovered patients and Andhra Pradesh contributed over 10,000 to the single-day recoveries, the ministry said.
India's COVID-19 caseload has reached 56,46,010, and the death toll has climbed to 90,020with 1,085 people succumbing to the disease in the past 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am Wednesday showed.
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