India registered a remarkable recovery of over 32 lakh 50 thousand from COVID-19 so far and 70 thousand patients recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours.
The overall recovery rate stands at 77.31 per cent. The Health Ministry has informed that the actual caseload of the country currently comprises only 20.99 per cent of the total positive cases.
The Ministry said, the number of recovered patients in the country has improved over three times in a span of one month. The number of recovered patients has overtaken the active cases by nearly 3.7 times.
Effective implementation of ‘Test, Track and Treat’ approach has led to higher recoveries and lower fatality. Currently, India’s Case Fatality Rate is at 1.70 per cent.
In the last 24 hours, 90 thousand 802 new cases have been reported taking the total number of positive cases to 42 lakh 4 thousand 614. Maharashtra , Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh together account for over 50 per cent of the confirmed cases added in the last 24 hours.
Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is 8 lakh 82 thousand and 542. In the last 24 hours, one thousand 16 deaths have been reported taking the toll to 71 thousand 642.
Over 7 lakh 20 thousand COVID samples were tested nationwide in the last 24 hours by nearly one thousand 655 labs in the country. The country has witnessed significant stepping up in it’s COVID testing capacity in the last 5 months.
From just 160 labs testing Covid samples on 23rd of March this year, the country today has one thousand 28 government labs and 627 private labs. So far, with an overall testing figure of 4 crore 95 lakh 51 thousand 507, the nation has also been able to maintain remarkably low positivity rate of below 8.5 per cent.
The Health Ministry said that high levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas has enabled early diagnosis of cases and led to low mortality rate. It said this has also facilitated seamless isolation and hospitalisation.