India tests over 15 crore samples for COVID-19
The new recoveries took the total number of recoveries to 92,53,306 and the recovery rate to 94.74 per cent
India has reached another milestone in terms of COVID-19 testing by testing over 15 crore samples so far. Amid this, India continues to report more recoveries than the new cases.
With around 9,22,959 samples tested in the 24 hours, the total number of samples tested so far stands at 15,07,59,726, the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suggested.
“The past one crore tests were added in just 10 days. Comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate,” the ministry said in a statement.
Amid this, the daily average of recoveries continues to surpass the new cases. In the past 24 hours, around 37,725 recoveries were reported against the 31,521 new cases in the same time.
“In another significant achievement, India has reported less than 40,000 new daily cases for eleven continuous days,” the ministry said.
India reported the highest number of cases in September when over 90,000 cases came on a daily basis which fell to around 75,000 in October while in November it further came down to around 45,000 on a daily basis.
The new recoveries took the total number of recoveries to 92,53,306 and the recovery rate to 94.74 per cent. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 8,881,013.
Of the new recoveries, the maximum was reported from Maharashtra with 5,051 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 4,647 of Kerala and 4,177 of Delhi. Karnataka and West Bengal also reported over 3,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours.
Similarly, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh also reported over 2,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours. While Haryana and Gujarat each reported close to 2,000 recoveries, around 1,323 recoveries were reported from Madhya Pradesh.
With this, the active caseload in the country has come down to 3,72,293 which accounts to 3.81 per cent of the total positive cases.
India also reported a total of 31,521 cases and 412 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum was reported from Maharashtra with 4981 cases and 75 deaths followed by 4,875 cases and 35 deaths of Kerala. West Bengal also reported 2,956 cases and 47 deaths.
So far, India has reported a total of 97,67,371 cases including 1,41,772 deaths.