India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID. The national recovery rate has reached 90.85 per cent. With an overall recovery of nearly 72 lakh 60 thousand patients so far, the recovered cases in the country stand at nearly 12 times more than the active cases. Nearly 59 thousand patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases reported in the same time span stood at nearly 44 thousand.
The active caseload of the country has also fallen below eight per cent. The total positive cases in the country today stands at six lakh 10 thousand 803 which comprises merely 7.64 per cent of the total reported cases. With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day along with a steadily falling and sustained low mortality rate, India’s trend of registering decreasing active cases continues.
Health Ministry said that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country. It said, this has also led to a commensurate dip in the fatality rate which stands at 1.50 per cent. The Health Ministry informed that 508 case fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours of which nearly 80 per cent are concentrated in ten States and Union Territories.
During the last 24 hours, over 10 lakh 66 thousand COVID samples were tested in the country. With this, the cumulative testing figure has further risen to nearly 10 crore 55 lakhs. Health Ministry said, India has come a long way from just one COVID testing lab in January this year to around two thousand eleven such labs as of today.