Recoveries exceed active coronavirus cases by more than one Lakh, says health ministry


India now has 1,036 diagnostic laboratories dedicated to COVID-19. (File)

New Delhi:

The gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000,000, said the Union’s Department of Health on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases in India reached 5,288,859 and the number of deaths reached 16,095.

The recovered cases exceeded active cases by 1,06,661 as of Saturday, the ministry said.

A total of 3,099,712 patients have been cured of COVID-19 so far, with 13,832 patients having recovered in the past 24 hours, the report said.

“The recovery rate is 58.56% in COVID-19 patients,” said the ministry.

“The progressive, preventive and proactive measures taken by the Indian government as well as the states and UTs for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are yielding encouraging results,” he said in a statement.

Currently, there are 2,03,051 active cases and all are under active medical surveillance, he said.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic laboratories dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the public sector and 287 private laboratories.

“Every day more than 2,000,000 samples are tested. Samples tested in the past 24 hours have increased to 2,311,095. The total number of samples tested to date is 82,277,802” , says the press release.

As of June 28, the health infrastructure linked to COVID has been strengthened with the availability of 1,055 dedicated COVID hospitals with 1,77,529 isolation beds, 23,168 intensive care beds and 78,060 oxygen beds, it said. he indicates.

In addition, 2,400 dedicated COVID health centers with 1,40,099 isolation beds, 11,508 intensive care beds and 51,371 oxygen beds were also operationalized.

In addition, 9,519 COVID treatment centers with 8,344,128 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country, the ministry said.

The Center also provided 187.43 lakh of N95 masks and 116.99 lakh of personal protective equipment (PPE) to States, UTs and central institutions.


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