The last 24 hours saw a total of 19,138 COVID-19 patients get cured, taking the cumulative figure of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 4,95,515 today. Consequently, there was an increase of 0.33% in the national recovery rate which is 62.42% today. There are 2,76,882 active cases and all are under medical supervision.
The improvement in recovery rate is the result of aggressive testing that ensures early detection of patients. India also has adequate hospital infrastructure which helps in timely triaging and clinical management of cases. Due to ramping up of hospital infrastructure in the country, as of today we have 1216 Dedicated COVID Hospitals, 2703 Dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres and 9909 COVID Care centres with isolation beds, oxygen support and ICU facilities.
There are 18 States/UTs with a Recovery Rate of more than the National average. The list is as follows:
|State/UT||Recovery Rate||State/UT||Recovery Rate|
|West Bengal||64.94%||Madhya Pradesh||74.85%|
|Himachal Pradesh||74.21%||Ladakh (UT)||86.73%|
At India level, the fatality rate has been recorded at 2.72%. This is lower than the fatality rates observed in many other countries in the world. The focus of COVID-19 management has been to keep the fatalities low. States/UTs have taken many steps in this regard like mapping of the communities to focus on the high risk group like aged and co-morbid people. The ASHAs and ANMs along with the network of Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres have helped in the surveillance and contact tracing of the cases. As a result, there are 30 States/UTs have a fatality rate lower than the National average. The list is as follows:
|State/UT||Fatality Rate||State/UT||Fatality Rate|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||0%||Telangana||1.07%|
The various measures taken recently to remove all impediments for COVID-19 testing and facilitation of widespread testing by States/UTs has also seen a steady rise in the samples tested every day; during the last 24 hours 2,83,659 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,10,24,491.
The testing lab network in the country is further strengthened with 835 labs in the government sector and 334 private labs, there are as many as 1169 labs in the country. These include:
- Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 614 (Govt: 382 + Private: 232)
- TrueNat based testing labs: 458 (Govt: 418 + Private: 40)
- CBNAAT based testing labs: 97 (Govt: 35 + Private: 62)
For all authentic & updated information on COVID-19 related technical issues, guidelines & advisories please regularly visit: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ and @MoHFW_INDIA.
Technical queries related to COVID-19 may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and other queries on email@example.com and @CovidIndiaSeva .
In case of any queries on COVID-19, please call at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare helpline no.: +91-11-23978046 or 1075 (Toll-free). List of helpline numbers of States/UTs on COVID-19 is also available at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/coronvavirushelplinenumber.pdf .