New Delhi: The Union ministry of health and family welfare listed out "two significant achievements" that marked India's COVID-19 management. They are -- continuously rising recovery rate among COVID-19 patients and a case fatality rate that has remained much below the global average, according to the health ministry.

While the recovery rate recorded among coronavirus patients stands at a record high of 67.98%, the fatality rate has dipped below to 2.05%, it said on Friday.

"These two in tandem have enabled a higher and rising difference of more than 7.7 lakh between the number of recovered patients and active cases in India," the ministry said.

With 49,769 patients recuperating from coronavirus in 24 hours, the number of recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 on Friday (August 7).

The recovery rate has increased from 51.08% on June 15 to 67.98% on August 7, while active cases which comprised 46.06% of the total COVID-19 caseload now account for 29.96%, it said.

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"Ramped up hospital infrastructure and emphasis on efficient treatment of hospitalised patients through the standard of care incorporated in the Clinical Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre, have effectively ensured improvement in the recovery rate," the ministry said.

It said the average daily recovered cases (seven day moving average) have increased from around 26,000 cases to 44,000 cases in the last two weeks.

Sustained efforts by the Centre, states and Union Territories through focused and coordinated containment, widespread testing combined with supervised isolation and effective treatment have ensured the decline in percentage of active cases and rise of the percentage of recoveries, the health ministry said.

Registering a record 62,538 cases in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 20 lakh on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 41,585 with 886 people succumbing to the infection in 24 hours, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.