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UPDATES ON COVID-19: RECOVERY RATE IMPROVES TO 51.08%

During the last 24 hrs, 7419 COVID-19 patients were cured. A total of 1,69,797 patients, so far, have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate rises to 51.08%, which is indicative of the fact that more than half of positive cases have recovered from the disease.

Currently, 1,53,106 active cases are under medical supervision.

ICMR‘s testing capacity for detecting the novel Coronavirus in infected persons is continuously being ramped up. The number of government labs has been increased to 653 and private labs has been increased to 248 (a total of 901). The break-up is as follows:

Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 534 (Govt: 347 + Private: 187)

TrueNat based testing labs : 296 (Govt: 281 + Private: 15)

CBNAAT based testing labs : 71 (Govt: 25 + Private: 46)

In the last 24 hours, 1,15,519 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested thus far is 57,74,133

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