COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 58.67 pct in country

Mumbai: Health workers wearing protective gear arrive for a free medical check-up to analyse the spread of COVID-19, at Appa Pada slum area, in Mumbai, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI28-06-2020_000148B)

he Government today said that a total of three lakh 21 thousand 723 people affected with coronavirus have been cured in the country so far. In the past 24 hours, 12 thousand ten people have recovered from Covid-19 and with this the recovery rate has reached 58.67 per cent.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 19 thousand 459 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within 24 hours taking the total number of cases to five lakh 48 thousand 318. In a single day, 380 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 16 thousand 475. Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is two lakh 10 thousand 120.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that one lakh 70 thousand 560 tests of corona virus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hours. So far, 83 lakh 98 thousand 362 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 one thousand 47 laboratories across India have been given approval to conduct the test for Covid-19. This includes 760 government laboratories and 287 private laboratory chains.