COVID-19 Update: Over 10 lakh tests conducted in past 24 hours, 69,921 found positive
The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted in India now stands at 4,33,24,834
With over 10 lakh tests conducted in the past 24 hours, the total number of total COVID-19 tests in India has crossed a landmark of 4.3 crores. Out of them, over one crore tests have been conducted in the last two weeks.
According to the government’s data, the maximum numbers of tests have been conducted in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra and these three states account for nearly 34 per cent of the total testing.
In the past 24 hours, around 10,16,920 tests were conducted which has taken the total number to 4,33,24,834. Out of these, 1,22,66,514 were conducted in the past two weeks alone, the data suggests.
Amid this, the recovery rate from the contagious disease has also reached a new high of 77 per cent. Since the last five days, India has been recording over 60,000 recoveries in a day. In the past 24 hours, India has seen around 65,081 patients recover from COVID-19 taking the number of total recovered patients to 28,39,882.
Also, the government data suggests that the gap between the active cases and the total recoveries is also expanding. The gap is now 20,53,886 which is almost three times the active cases.
According to the data, in the past 24 hours, India reported less than 70,000 fresh cases. India recorded 69,921 fresh infections of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The highest number of cases were reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Unfortunately, 819 people also lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra reported 11,852 cases and 184 deaths followed closely by Andhra Pradesh which reported 10,004 cases and 85 deaths and Karnataka reported 6,495 cases and 113 deaths. Tamil Nadu also reported 5,956 new infections and Uttar Pradesh reported 4,782 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. The deaths in these states were 91 and 63 respectively.
The national capital Delhi also reported 1,692 fresh cases and 18 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
India has reported 36,91,166 cases so far out of which 28,39,882 have recovered while 7,85,996 are still active. 65,288 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19.