Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients improves to around 61 per cent

The Government today said, a total of four lakh nine thousand 83 people affected with coronavirus have recovered in the country and the COVID19 recovery rate has improved to 60.77 per cent. In the past 24 hours, 14 thousand 856 people have recovered from Covid-19.

In terms of recovery rate, the top five States and Union Territories are Chandigarh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan wherein the recovery rate is above 80 per cent. In terms of number of people recovered from coronavirus, Maharashtra stands at top position followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 24 thousand 850 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within 24 hours taking the total number of cases to six lakh 73 thousand 165. This is the highest number of cases registered in one day since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.

In a single day, 613 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 19 thousand 268. Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is two lakh 44 thousand 814.

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that a total of two lakh 48 thousand 934 tests were conducted by various laboratories in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of tests conducted by the laboratories in one day. So far, 97 lakh 89 thousand 66 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, a total one thousand one hundred laboratories across India have been given approval to conduct Covid-19 tests including 786 government laboratories and 314 private laboratory chains.