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COVID-19 recovery rate in country crosses 70 pct

Updated: August 13, 2020 12:09 pm

India conducted the highest ever single day Covid tests at over seven lakh 33 thousand in the last 24 hours. This has taken the cumulative tests to more than two crore 60 lakh. Union Health Ministry said, the country’s Test, Track and Treat strategy has achieved another peak with 18 thousand 852 tests per million.

The graded and evolving response has resulted in a testing strategy that steadily widened the testing net in the country. The testing lab network in the country is continuously strengthened with one thousand 421 labs in the country, 944 labs in the government sector and 477 private labs.

The country also reported the highest ever single-day COVID-19 recoveries of over 56 thousand patients in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry said that 16 lakh 39 thousand 599 people have recovered till date. The Recovery rate has reached another high of 70.38 per cent.

The actual case load of the country is over six lakh 43 thousand, which is only 27.64 per cent of the total positive cases. It said, a single day spike of 60 thousand 963 COVID-19 cases has taken the virus caseload to over 23 lakh 29 thousand. In the last 24 hours, 834 deaths pushed the death toll to 46 thousand 91.

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