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India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 52.80%

The recovery rate has risen by leaps and bounds over the past week, even as the number of cases continues to tick upwards

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Jun 2020 10:41 AM GMT

Guwahati: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that the Covid-19 recovery rate in India has now risen to an impressive 52.80%.

According to Ministry data, during the last 24 hours, 6,922 Covid-19 patients were cured of the disease. A total of 1,86,934 patients, so far, have been cured of Covid-19 across India. Currently, 1,55,227 active cases are under medical supervision.

At the same time, the number of government labs has been increased to 674 and private labs have been increased to 250 (A total of 924). The break-up is as follows:

Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 535 (Govt: 347 + Private: 188)

TrueNat based testing labs : 316 (Govt: 302 + Private: 14)

CBNAAT based testing labs : 73 (Govt: 25 + Private: 48)

In the last 24 hours, 1,63,187 samples were tested across the country. The total number of samples tested thus far is 60,84,256.

Internationally, 8,286,524 Covid-19 cases have been registered, and 4,341,725 people have recovered. The death toll from the respiratory illness is 446,663.

Among countries, the United States remains the worst-hit with 2,208,486 cases and 119,133 deaths.

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