COVID-19: India’s recovery rate to touch 60 per cent; over 3 lakh cured

New Delhi (NVI): The recovery rate in the country is progressively increasing and has reached to 59.52 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients, with 3,59,859 people recovered, Union Health Ministry said today.

In an official statement, the ministry said that timely clinical management of COVID-19 cases has resulted in more than 10,000 daily recoveries. In the last 24 hours, a total of 11,881 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the overall tally to 3,59,859.

Currently, there are 2,26,947 active cases and all are under active medical supervision, it said.

As per the “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy, there has been an increase in the samples tested every day with more than 90 lakh samples being tested so far.

In the last 24 hours, 2,29,588 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested so far in the country stands at 90,56,173, the ministry said.

The ministry also informed that the lab network has strengthened in the country through 768 labs in government and 297 in private sector (total 1,065 laboratories).

Out of these labs, 366 government labs and 212 private labs can conduct Real-Time RT PCR based testing.

Similarly, TrueNat based testing can be done by 370 government and 28 private labs and CBNAAT based testing can be conducted in 32 government and 57 private labs, the ministry added.

-RJV