India records over 94,000 recoveries for the second consecutive day
India tested around 12,06,806 samples in the past 24 hours taking the total number of tests to 6,36,61,060
India reached another milestone on Sunday by testing over 12 lakh samples in the past 24 hours, the highest ever samples to be tested for COVID-19 in a say. The country also recorded over 94,000 single day recoveries for the second consecutive day on Sunday.
The data released by the government suggested that India tested around 12,06,806 samples in the past 24 hours taking the total number of tests to 6,36,61,060. The data suggested that out of the total tests, one crore tests
were conducted in the past nine days.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) later released a statement saying that it has become possible due to the persistent efforts by the government to contain the contagion.
It said, “This strongly demonstrates an exponential increase COVID-19 testing infrastructure in the country. The country’s testing capacities have multiplied manifold. From conducting merely 10,000 tests per day on 8th April, the daily average has crossed 12 lakhs today.”
Apart from that, India also recorded 94,612 recoveries in the past 24 hours which took the recovery rate to a high of 79.68 per cent. According to the data released by the government, around 60 per cent of the new recovered cases were recorded from five States of Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
While Maharashtra contributed 23,501 new recoveries, Andhra Pradesh recorded 10,820 recoveries. Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu recorded 10,815, 6,596 and 5,556 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
India also reported 92,605 cases of fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The highest number of cases were reported from the five states mentioned above. Maharashtra reported the highest number by reporting 27,333 cases in a day while 425 deaths were also reported.
While Andhra Pradesh reported 13,538 new cases and 58 deaths, Karnataka reported 13,494 cases and 114 deaths. Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu reported 7,631 and 5,675 cases respectively. The states also reported 84 and 66 new deaths respectively.
National Capital Delhi also reported 4,443 cases and 38 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
With this, India has so far reported 54,00,619 cases out of which 43,03,043 patients have already recovered while 86,752 people lost their lives.