Shillong, Jul 5:
Meghalaya has dropped from its position as the State with highest recovery rate of Covid-19 patients.
Meghalaya has now been ranked fifteenth in the list of states and Union Territories as far as recovery rate is concerned. This is due to the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the State.
Chandigarh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are among top five states and Union Territories (UTs) where 80 per cent of Covid-infected patients have been cured so far.
According to today’s data issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh with 85.9 per cent recovery rate has topped the 21 states and UTs followed by Ladakh (82.2 per cent), Uttarakhand (80.9 per cent), Chattisgarh (80.6 per cent) and Rajasthan (80.1 per cent).
Seven states and UTs have registered 70 per cent and above recovery rates. These include 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) and Delhi (70.2 per cent).
In the bracket of 60 per cent and above recovery rate are Meghalaya (69.4 per cent), Odisha (69 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 & Kashmir (62.4 per cent).
It may be mentioned that on June 27, Meghalaya has been ranked on top in the highest recovery rate of Covid-19 patients all over the country.
The State then recorded 89.1 per cent recovery rate followed by Rajasthan with 78.8 per cent and Tripura with 78.6 per cent as against the national average recovery rate of 58.13 per cent among Covid-19 patients as on June 27.