The country today registered the highest single day recoveries of 95 thousand 880 COVID patients. The Health Ministry said the recovery rate of COVID-19 has further improved to 79.28 per cent. The total number of recoveries has reached over 42 lakh. Of the new recovered cases, about 60 per cent are being reported from five States, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. The Ministry said, India has overtaken the USA and became number one in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries. The constantly increasing recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country is reduced and currently comprises only 19.10 per cent of the total positive cases. Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is 10 lakh 13 thousand. The Ministry said, effective implementation of Centre’s strategic and graded ‘Test-Track and Treat’ approach has led to higher recoveries and lower fatality. Currently, India’s Case Fatality Rate is at 1.61 per cent, which is one of the lowest globally. In the last 24 hours, one thousand 247 deaths were reported taking the toll to 85 thousand 619. India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 53 lakh with 93 thousand 337 new infections being reported in a day. The top five States with the maximum caseload are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
According to Indian Council of Medical Research, more than eight lakh 81 thousand tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far has gone up to over six crore 24 lakhs. The testing strategy also ensured a steady expansion of the national lab network. Today, with one thousand 60 labs in the government sector and 708 private labs, one thousand 768 labs are providing comprehensive testing facilities to the people.