India’s Covid-19 recovery rate now over 51%; over 57 lakh samples tested
The number of recovered patients is higher than the number of active Covid-19 cases since June 12
India continued to show a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered, with 7,419 being cured in the 24-hour period ending Monday morning.
The total number of recovered patents in the country now stands at 1,69,798; significantly higher than the 1,53,106 active cases that are currently under medical supervision, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The number of deaths due to Covid-19 stands at 9,520 and the total number of confirmed cases in India is now at 3,32,424.
Government figures show a steady improvement in the recovery rate from 7.1% when the countrywide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to the current figure of 51.08%.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also pointed to a steady decline in the growth rate of confirmed cases, saying that an early lockdown had helped India convert an exponential growth into a linear trend.
Government and private laboratories across the country tested 1,15,519 samples in the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far now stands at 57,74,133.
Three states make up major share of confirmed cases
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi continued to account for a major chunk of the Covid-19 cases that have been confirmed so far.
Maharashtra had 107958 confirmed cases. Of these, 53,030 were active cases; 50,978 patients have recovered so far. The state has seen 3,950 deaths due to the Covid-19.
The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 44,661 confirmed cases; 19,679 active cases; 24,547 recovered cases and 435 deaths.
For Delhi, the total number of confirmed cases has touched 41,182, with 24,032 active cases and 15,823 cases of recovered patients. There have been 1,327 deaths so far.