New Delhi: India's COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 15-lakh mark. Notably, recoveries are over twice the number of active cases (6,28,747) of coronavirus infection at present. However, infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

“The number of recovered cases has touched another high of 2.36 times the active cases. All patients are all under medical attention either in home isolation or in hospitals,” the ministry said.

As many as 53,879 coronavirus patients were discharged in 24-hours, pushing the recovery rate to 68.78%. The fatality rate has further dropped to 2.01%, it claimed.  The ministry also stated that the number of single-day tests has been growing exponentially and India has been testing over six lakh samples daily for several days.

“A record 7,19,364 samples have been tested on Saturday, the highest in a day so far. India is conducting around 500 tests for detection of COVID-19 per minute and the per-day testing capacity has increased over five lakhs,” Scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma said.

The count of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 2,214,137, with the country reporting 62,117 new infections on Monday. The death toll from the pandemic reached 44,466, according to the Worldometer website.

The global caseload from the deadly infection crossed the 200-million mark on Monday. The United States, which by far remains the most affected country both by total cases and death toll, saw its case tally reach 5,199,444.