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Corona testing rises to 8,396 per million, recovery rate 63%

Corona testing rises to 8,396 per million, recovery rate 63%

The testing rate for Covid-19 across the country per million crossed the 8,000 mark, whereas the recovery rate has also improved to 63.93 per cent.

“The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 11,587,153. As a result of these efforts, the testing per million for India is presently 8,396.4,” the Ministry of Family and Health Affairs (MoHFW) said today in a press release.

In the past 24 hours, 19,235 patients recovered, taking the total number of recovered cases to 534,620.

"As more people are recovering due to all-round efforts, the recovered cases exceed active cases by 242,362,” the release said, adding, “medical attention is being provided to all the 292,258 active cases.”

Calling it a co-ordinated effort taken by the Center and state governments, the Ministry said, “Focused and coordinated steps taken in tandem by the Centre along with the states and the Union Territories (UTs) through a 'whole of government' approach, bolstered by effective clinical management of Covid-19 after early detection and timely diagnosis, led to a consistent increase in the recovered cases.”

The present health infrastructure dedicated to providing medical attention to the Covid-affected includes 1,370 dedicated Covid hospitals (DCH), 3,062 dedicated Covid health centers (DCHC), and 10334 Covid care centers (CCC).

For the successful functioning of these facilities, the center has so far provided 122.36 lakh PPE kits, 223.33 lakh N95 masks, and 21,685 ventilators have been delivered to various institutions across the country.

Enabling factors like removing all impediments for Covid-19 testing and facilitation of widespread testing by states and UTs continues to result in a steady rise in the samples tested every day; during the last 24 hours 280,151 samples have been tested, it added.

A crucial supporting factor in the progressive rise in testing numbers is the continuous expansion of the countrywide diagnostic lab network, which as on date comprises total 1194 laboratories, including 850 labs in the government sector, and 344 private labs.

Of these 1,194 laboratories, 624 are real-time RT-PCR based testing labs that include 388 government and 236 private. A total of 472 TrueNat based testing labs are there in the country which includes 427 government and 45 are private. The CBNAAT-based testing labs are 98, out of which 35 are government and 63 are private..