India's coronavirus recoveries crossed the 15 lakh-mark, the government said on Monday.
The Health Ministry said that the spread of the coronavirus remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute to more than 80% of new cases.
India's recovery rate stood at 68.78 per cent on Sunday morning, as compared to Saturday's 68.32 per cent.
"Early identification of cases has also led to steep fall in percentage of active cases", it said.
Some 639,929 are active cases and more than 1.58 million people have recovered.
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With the highest-ever single-day recoveries of 54,859 patients in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate had scaled another high of nearly 70 per cent.
The total coronavirus cases in India have mounted to 21,53,010, including 43,379 deaths.
The record recoveries ensured that the actual caseload of the country, namely the active cases, has reduced and now comprises only 28.66 per cent of the total positive cases.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with 5,15,332 positive coronavirus cases.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) registered 2,597 fresh cases on Friday, which took the total tally of the region to 2,59,875. The United States and Brazil, two countries that have a greater number of people infected by the virus till now, have been finding fewer number of new cases every day during this period, while India's case numbers have been increasing steadily, with more than 60,000 new cases for the last three days. The southern state is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.