COVID-19 Recovery rate improves to around 54 per cent

The Union Government today said that the recovery rate reached to 53.80 per cent in the country and a total of two lakh four thousand 711 people affected with coronavirus have cured so far. During the last twenty four hour, 10 thousand 386 people have recovered from Covid-19. Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is one lakh 63 thousand 248.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said a total of 13 thousand 586 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hour taking the total number of cases to three lakh 80 thousand 532. This is the highest number of cases registered in a single day since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. In one day, a total of 336 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 12 thousand 573. With this, the case fatality rate reached to 3.30 per cent in the country.

The Ministry said the increase in the proportion of recovered cases is a demonstration of India’s strategy of timely management of COVID-19. It said, proactive measures like implementation of lockdown and coordinated efforts with the States and Union Territories have significantly contained the spread of virus.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that a total of one lakh 76 thousand 959 tests of corona virus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hour. This is the highest number of tests conducted by the laboratories in a single day. So far, 64 lakh 26 thousand 627 tests have been conducted.

ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for Covid-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories. As of now, total 960 laboratories across India have been given approval to conduct the test for Covid-19 including 703 government laboratories and 257 private laboratories’ chains.