India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 53.79%, over 2 lakh persons cured of COVID-19, says Health Ministry

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 19, 2020, 07:41 PM(IST)

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The Health Ministry said in a release that the trend in daily numbers shows an increasing rate of recovery and an increasing gap between active and recovered cases.

With over 10,000 patients recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, India's coronavirus recovery rate improved on Friday and currently stands at 53.79 per cent, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Union Ministry also said that 2,04,710 patients recovered so far, while 1, 63,248 are still active and are under medical supervision.

The Health Ministry said in a release that the trend in daily numbers shows an increasing rate of recovery and an increasing gap between active and recovered cases.

The increase in the proportion of recovered cases is a demonstration of India's strategy of timely management of COVID-19, it said.

The number of government labs has increased to 703 and private labs to 257 taking the total number of labs in the country to 960.

The ministry said that 1, 76,959 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the total number of samples tested so far is 64, 26,627.

With the highest single-day increase of 13,586 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus count reached 3, 80,532 on Friday.

The toll death toll has gone up to 12,573 with 336 persons succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours.

(With inputs from ANI)

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