India’s Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 62.93 per cent: Health ministry

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India’s Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 62.93 per cent: Health ministry


NEW DELHI: Focused and coordinated action by the

Centre

along with states and UTs, effective clinical management of

coronavirus

and timely diagnosis led to a consistent increase in the number of recovered cases in the country, the

Union health ministry

said on Sunday.

The number of recovered cases exceeds active Covid-19 cases by 2,42,362 as on date, it said.

“The recovery rate has improved to 62.93 per cent,” the ministry said.

“As more people are recovering due to all-round efforts, the recovered cases exceed active cases by 2,42,362,” it said.

There are 2,92,258 active coronavirus cases in the country.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,235 people were cured of the coronavirus infection. This has resulted in the cumulative total number of recovered cases among

Covid-19 patients

rising to 5,34,620 on Sunday.

India, meanwhile, added a record 28,637 cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday, pushing the country’s Covid-19 tally to 8,49,553. The death toll climbed to 22,674 with 551 people succumbing to the disease in a day, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The country at present has 1,370 dedicated

Covid

hospitals, 3,062 Covid health centres, and 10,334 Covid care centres.

The Centre has so far provided 122.36 lakh PPE Kits, 223.33 lakh N95 masks and 21,685 ventilators to various states, Union territories (UTs) and central institutions, the ministry said.

Enabling factors like removing all impediments to Covid-19 testing and facilitating widespread testing by states and UTs continue to result in a steady rise in the total number of samples tested every day, it said

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