New Delhi, May 24 -- Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that the daily recoveries from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) exceeded the new cases in India for the 11th straight days and indicated that the country is on the path of gaining control over the pandemic situation.

On Monday, India recorded 302,544 recoveries while on Sunday 355,102 people recovered from the viral disease. The recovery rate -- which has been witnessing an upward trend since May 3 -- currently stands at 88.69%, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard.

Vardhan added that the new cases remained below the 300,000-mark for the eighth consecutive day. On Monday India logged 222,315 new cases while on Sunday it witnessed 257,299 cases of cor...