Covid-19 Update: India’s recovery rate rises to 52.80%, Maharashtra seeks ventilators from Centre
During the last 24 hours, 6,922 Covid-19 patients were successfully cured of the disease.
India’s Covid-19 recovery rate has risen some more in the past 24 hours, even as the number of cases continues to tick upwards. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced on Thursday that the Covid-19 recovery rate has now gone up to an impressive 52.80%.
The data provided by the Ministry reveals that during the last 24 hours, 6,922 Covid-19 patients were successfully cured of the disease. A total of 1,86,934 patients have been successfully cured of Covid-19 in India and 1,55,227 patients are under medical supervision.
At the same time, the number of labs where Covid-19 tests are being conducted has now gone up to 924. This includes 674 government laboratories and 250 private facilities.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 1,63,187 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of samples tested so far stands at 60,84,256.
Maharashtra seeks Centre’s help
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday requested the Centre for Covid-19 treatment drugs Remdesivir and Tocilizumab in large quantities and at a reasonable rate. Talking to reporters, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state also wants the Centre to provide an additional 500 ventilators on an urgent basis for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in hospitals and medical colleges across the state..
Maharashtra has been issuing remdesivir and tocilizumab drugs to treat COVID-19 patients on a case-to-case basis with the help of ICMR. But the state says it now needs these medicines in large numbers and at a reasonable price from the Centre for treatment of patients.
In Mumbai, a total of 39,976 patients have recovered so far. The city has 59,293 patients, of whom 26,910 are active cases. Earlier, a record 8,381 patients were found to have recovered or been discharged from hospitals across Maharashtra on May 29.
During these past 15 days, Maharashtra recorded more than 100 deaths a day, except on June 1 and June 7, when 76 and 91 fatalities were recorded, respectively.
In Delhi, Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for COVID-19 today, a day after his first test gave a negative result. He was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital after he complained of high fever and difficulty in breathing on Tuesday.