Government today said that the country’s recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients has reached 86.36 per cent. During the last 24 hours, more than 71 thousand COVID patients have been recovered. The Health Ministry said, the total number of recoveries has reached over 61 lakh 49 thousand. The constantly increasing recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country has reduced and currently comprises only 12.10 per cent of the total positive cases. Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is eight lakh 61 thousand.
In the last 24 hours, 66 thousand 732 new cases have been reported taking the total number of positive cases in the country so far to over 71 lakh. The Ministry said, effective implementation of Centre’s strategic and graded Test-Track-Treat approach has led to higher recoveries and lower fatality.
Currently, India’s Case Fatality Rate is at 1.53 per cent, which is one of the lowest globally. In the last 24 hours, 816 deaths have been reported taking the toll to one lakh nine thousand 150.
The Health Ministry said, the top five States in terms of percentage of active Covid cases, case fatality rate and recovery rate are showing gradual improvement in their performance. These States are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The Ministry said, the Centre is strengthening the public health response of the States by providing them funds, Medical Supplies, SOPs and central teams.
According to ICMR, during the last 24 hours, more than nine lakh 94 thousand tests have been conducted. The total sample tested so far has reached over eight crore 78 lakh.