Recovered cases of COVID-19 exceed active cases by over 96,000

Government today said that the recovered cases of COVID-19 have exceeded the active cases by more than 96 thousand. The Health Ministry said the graded, pre-emptive and proactive steps taken by the Centre along with the States and Union territories for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results. During the last 24 hours, a total of 13 thousand 940 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure to two lakh 85 thousand 636. The Ministry said, the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has reached 58.24 per cent. Presently, there are over one lakh 89 thousand active cases and all are under active medical supervision.

The Ministry said ICMR has inducted 11 new labs in the last 24 hours. India now has one thousand 16 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 737 in the government sector and 279 private labs. The numbers of samples tested every day continues to steadily grow. During the past 24 hours, over two lakh 15 thousand tests have been conducted in the labs. The total number of samples tested is over 77 lakh.