India fights Corona: Highest single-day recovery of 62,282 cases, recovery rate rises to 74.28%

With 62,282 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, India recorded the highest number of recoveries in a single day on Friday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed.

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Madhya Pradesh, June 01 (ANI): Patients of COVID-19 discharged after full recovery at Chirayu hospital during coronavirus lockdown, in Bhopal on Monday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Despite Coronoavirus cases rising exponentially in the country, with almost above 50,000 cases on daily basis, the recovery rate has turned out to be our biggest strength.

Recovery rate is continuously improving and now it has improved to 74.28%. Recovered cases now amount to more than 3 times the number of Corona cases.

With 62,282 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, India recorded the highest number of recoveries in a single day on Friday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed.

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“With a total of 21,58,946 recoveries, India’s recovery rate now stands at 74.28 per cent. The gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has reached 14,66,918 today. The percentage of recoveries continues to rise steeply alongside the steady decline of the percentage of active cases,” the statement from the MoFHW said.

It further said that the current 6,92,028 active cases was 23.82 per cent of the total positive cases and compose the actual caseload of the country.

A total of 8,05,985 samples were tested in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 3,3,467,237.

“India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stands at 1.89 per cent owing to the sharpened focus on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, use of non-invasive oxygen support and upgradation of clinical skills of doctors treating COVID-19 patients by active technical guidance through teleconsultation sessions of AIIMS in New Delhi,” it added.

Testing scale ramped up, 9 lakh Covid-19 tests on daily basis

It also said that there were 1504 COVID-19 testing labs in the country, including 978 in the government sector and 526 private labs.

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The Health Ministry has said that testing of samples for COVID-19 in the country has steeply increased to more than 9 lakh tests per day. The Ministry in a tweet said that is bolstered with all States and Union Territories testing more than 140 tests per day per million population as advised by the World Health Organisation.

It said, aggressive testing leads to early identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. The Ministry said, this, coupled with efficient clinical treatment, keeps the Fatality Rate down.