In the past 24 hours, 9,78,500 samples were tested for COVID-19

India’s recovery rate from the COVID-19 has reached an all time high of 78 per cent with over 77,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Amid this, close to 10 lakh samples were tested across India during the same period.

The government has released data related to the COVID-19 situation in the country. According to the data, around 77,512 patients were recovered in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 37,80,107. With this, the gap between the active and recovered cases has also increased. This gap is presently at 27,93,509 cases.

Apart from that, in the past 24 hours, 9,78,500 samples were tested for COVID-19. Earlier, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan told the Lok Sabha that the lab network in the entire country has been strengthened in the past four months.

“From a situation of a single laboratory equipped to undertake testing for Covid in January, presently 1705 laboratories are conducting COVID-19 Testing. Laboratories have been established in difficult terrains like Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland as well as other North Eastern states, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar island,” he told the Lok Sabha during the first day of the Monsoon Session.

Amid this, around 92,071 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours with Maharashtra contributing the highest number of cases. Around 1,136 deaths have been logged in the past 24 hours. The data suggested that nearly 60% of the total cases are being contributed by five states which are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

According to the government data, Maharashtra reported 22,543 cases in the past 24 hours while 416 new deaths were also reported. Andhra Pradesh reported 10,858 cases and 66 fresh deaths.

Karnataka also reported 9,894 new cases and 104 fresh deaths from COVID-19. Tamil Nadu also reported 5,889 new infections and 74 new deaths while Uttar Pradesh reported 6,205 new cases and 80 new deaths.

The country has reported 48,46,427 cases so far out of which 37,80,107 people have recovered and 79,722 people have lost their lives.